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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intentionally, deliberately, designedly, on purpose, purposely, advisedly, by choice, by designadverb

    with intention; in an intentional manner

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

  2. measuredly, deliberatelyadverb

    in a deliberate unhurried manner

    "she was working deliberately"


  1. deliberatelyadverb

    Intentionally, or after deliberation; not accidentally.

    He deliberately broke that, didn't he?

  2. deliberatelyadverb

    Taking one's time, slowly and carefully.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Deliberatelyadverb

    Circumspectly; advisedly; warily.

    Etymology: from deliberate.

    He judges to a hair of little indecencies; knows better than any man what is not to be written; and never hazards himself so far as to fall; but plods on deliberately, and, as a grave man ought, is sure to put his staff before him. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deliberatelyadverb

    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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deliberately in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deliberately in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of deliberately in a Sentence

  1. Catherine Hermsen:

    The Genesis II Church of Health and Healing has actively and deliberately placed consumers at risk with their fraudulent Miracle Mineral Solution, and Americans expect and deserve medical treatments that have been scientifically proven to be safe and effective, we commend the efforts of our law enforcement partners for vigorously investigating this matter. The FDA will continue our efforts to make sure these and other like-minded sellers do not jeopardize the health of Americans during this pandemic and in the future.

  2. Evercore ISI analyst Arndt Ellinghorst:

    We don't see any evidence that Daimler was designing software to deliberately cheat on emission testing, overall, this outcome should de-risk the stock.

  3. Apple Inc:

    Although silence is sometimes a weak indicator of intent, it is a different story when Congress actively considers legislation to address a major policy issue, yet deliberately declines to enact it.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    Republicans across the country are deliberately targeting all the ways that younger, poorer, nonwhite and typically Democratic voters access the ballot, republicans claim they’re making it easier to vote and harder to cheat in an election; but in reality, they are making it harder to vote and easier to cheat an election.

  5. Carrie Lam:

    I do believe the government deliberately arrested several leaders of the democratic camp to try to threaten Hong Kong people not to come out to fight against the evil law.

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  • عمداًArabic
  • deliberadament, prudentmentCatalan, Valencian
  • bevidst, sindigt, langsomt, med vilje, roligtDanish
  • absichtlich, mit AbsichtGerman
  • deliberadamenteSpanish
  • harkitusti, tarkoitukselisesti, tahallaan, tarkoitus, verkkaisesti, verkkaanFinnish
  • exprèsFrench
  • a dh’aon ghnothachScottish Gaelic
  • בכוונהHebrew
  • szándékosanHungarian
  • af yfirlögðu ráði, rólega, af ásettu ráði, viljandi, yfirvegað, vísvitandiIcelandic
  • intenzionalmente, per partito preso, deliberatamenteItalian
  • じっくり, 故意, わざとJapanese
  • opzettelijk, met opzet, bewust, expresDutch
  • deliberadamentePortuguese
  • нарочно, медленно, намеренно, сознательноRussian
  • ఉద్దేశపూర్వకంగా, కావాలనిTelugu
  • kastenTurkish
  • назна́рошки, зна́рошна, зва́гом, навмисно, неквапливо, виважено, умисно, наро́шнe, зумисно, нароком, свідо́мо, несква́пно, зна́рошнe, прокво́листо, нарочи́то, назна́ро́шне, пові́льно, пово́ліUkrainian
  • 故意Chinese

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    a long narrow excavation in the earth
    • A. hodgepodge
    • B. hypernym
    • C. serendipity
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