deliberateness


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de·lib·er·ate

 (dĭ-lĭb′ər-ĭt)
adj.
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
v.intr.
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.
v.tr.
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).]

de·lib′er·ate·ly adv.
de·lib′er·ate·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
dilatoriness, procrastination - slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it
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
Translations

deliberateness

n
(= intentional nature)Absichtlichkeit f
(= thoughtfulness, cautiousness)Besonnenheit f; (of action)Überlegtheit f; (= slowness)Bedächtigkeit f
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I felt at once his deliberateness and personal dignity, and was a little in awe of him.
Poyser, who, with his hands still busy in his pockets, began with the deliberateness of a slow- striking clock.
His manner at these moments was frigid and abstract; his eyes were vacant in expression; while his voice, usually a rich tenor, rose into a treble which would have sounded petulantly but for the deliberateness and entire distinctness of the enunciation.
But I thought you wanted me to forget," said Newman, with that tone of simple deliberateness which frequently marked his utterance, and which an observer would not have known whether to pronounce a somewhat mysteriously humorous affection of ignorance or a modest aspiration to knowledge; "you told me you disliked them all.
The ubiquitous handmaiden promptly appeared, and Archer heard Madame Olenska say, in an Italian that she seemed to pronounce with intentional deliberateness in order that he might follow it: "Here--throw this into the dustbin
With exasperating deliberateness he examined the arrows in his quiver, tested his bow, and looked to the edge upon the hunting-knife in his loin-cloth.
Oh, in that case," she said with assumed deliberateness, and he could have sworn to the roguish gleam, "in that case, since you are willing to consider my offer, let me make a few remarks.
Its blood was cold as its deliberateness, and it did nothing save deliberately.
She looked at me with that strange, unblinking gaze, and she thought and spoke with the slow deliberateness that characterized everything about her, as if well aware of an eternity that was hers and in which there was no need for haste.
And another curious thing, Bartley," Wilson spoke with deliberateness and settled deeper into his chair, "is that I don't feel it any longer.
A certain deliberateness characterized his attitude.
Aunt Pullet half-opened the shutter and then unlocked the wardrobe, with a melancholy deliberateness which was quite in keeping with the funereal solemnity of the scene.