Definition of deliberately adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪˈlɪbərətli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈlɪbərətli//
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  1. 1  done in a way that was planned, not by chance synonym intentionally, on purpose She's been deliberately ignoring him all day.
  2. 2slowly and carefully He packed up his possessions slowly and deliberately.
  3. Extra examples Her tone was deliberately insulting. I suspected that he was being deliberately ambiguous. She described how he quite deliberately tried to entice the two children away. She was accused of deliberately misleading Parliament. She’s been deliberately ignoring him all day.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deliberately