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DELIBERATELY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deliberately mean? 

DELIBERATELY (adverb)
  The adverb DELIBERATELY has 2 senses:

1. with intention; in an intentional manner
2. in a deliberate unhurried manner

  Familiarity information: DELIBERATELY used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DELIBERATELY (adverb)


Sense 1deliberately [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

With intention; in an intentional manner

Synonyms:

advisedly; purposely; on purpose; intentionally; designedly; deliberately; by design; by choice

Context examples:

he used that word intentionally / I did this by choice

Antonym:

accidentally (without advance planning)

accidentally (without intention; in an unintentional manner)

Pertainym:

deliberate (by conscious design or purpose)


Sense 2deliberately [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a deliberate unhurried manner

Synonyms:

measuredly; deliberately

Context example:

she was working deliberately

Pertainym:

deliberate (with care and dignity)


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