Definitions for deliberately

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intentionally, deliberately, designedly, on purpose, purposely, advisedly, by choice, by design(adverb)

    with intention; in an intentional manner

    "he used that word intentionally"; "I did this by choice"

  2. measuredly, deliberately(adverb)

    in a deliberate unhurried manner

    "she was working deliberately"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. deliberately(adverb)ɪˈlɪb ər ɪt; v. -əˌreɪt

    ≠ accidentally, unintentionally

    Is the newspaper deliberately trying to confuse readers?

  2. deliberatelyɪˈlɪb ər ɪt; v. -əˌreɪt

    slowly and with care

    He moved deliberately across the ice.


  1. deliberately(Adverb)

    Intentionally, or after deliberation; not accidentally.

    He deliberately broke that, didn't he?

  2. deliberately(Adverb)

    Taking one's time, slowly and carefully.

    After being called upon, he strode deliberately up to the blackboard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deliberately(adverb)

    with careful consideration, or deliberation; circumspectly; warily; not hastily or rashly; slowly; as, a purpose deliberately formed

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deliberately' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3505

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deliberately' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4185

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'deliberately' in Adverbs Frequency: #254

Translations for deliberately

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


on purpose

You did that deliberately!

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