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1. Done with or marked by full consciousness of the nature and effects; intentional: mistook the oversight for a deliberate insult.
2. Arising from or marked by careful consideration: a deliberate decision. See Synonyms at voluntary.
3. Unhurried and careful: moved at a deliberate pace.
v. (-ə-rāt′) de·lib·er·at·ed, de·lib·er·at·ing, de·lib·er·ates
1. To think carefully and often slowly, as about a choice to be made.
2. To consult with another or others in a process of reaching a decision.
To consider (a matter) carefully and often slowly, as by weighing alternatives.
[Latin dēlīberātus, past participle of dēlīberāre, to consider, weigh : dē-, de- + lībrāre, to balance (from lībra, a balance, scales).]
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|Noun||1.||deliberateness - a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry|
pace, rate - the relative speed of progress or change; "he lived at a fast pace"; "he works at a great rate"; "the pace of events accelerated"
leisureliness - slowness by virtue of being leisurely
|2.||deliberateness - the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision; "he was a man of judicial deliberation"|
thoughtfulness - the trait of thinking carefully before acting
intentionality - expressive of intentions