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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. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Freedom of speech doesn't mean to constitute insulting, abusing, and harming deliberately in a distinctive and discriminative feature and context; whereas, supporting such notions and attempts is a universal crime.

  2. Jeffrey Tambor:

    Playing Maura Pfefferman on ‘Transparent’ has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life, what has become clear over the past weeks, however, is that this is no longer the job I signed up for four years ago. I’ve already made clear my deep regret if any action of mine was ever misinterpreted by anyone as being aggressive, but the idea that I would deliberately harass anyone is simply and utterly untrue.

  3. Manuel Valls:

    Manuel Valls is being deliberately vague when he talks about a fairer distribution of foreigners washing up on Europe's shores - which is tantamount to an increase in the migratory burden already weighing on France.

  4. Professor Gordon Blair:

    We are looking deliberately at breadth, because there may be surprises; the natural environment is all about dependencies and things that can affect other things, the Internet of Sheep is about capturing sheep movements which could tell us a lot.

  5. Nils Melzer:

    Mr. Assange has been deliberately exposed, for a period of several years, to progressively severe forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, the cumulative effects of which can only be described as psychological torture.

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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 custom among some peoples whereby the husband of a pregnant wife is put to bed at the time of bearing the child
    • A. cazique
    • B. collation
    • C. allogamy
    • D. couvade

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