deliberately

(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. resolutely, determinedly, emphatically, knowingly, meaningfully, voluntarily, consciously, on purpose, purposively, willfully, premeditatedly, in cold blood, with malice aforethought, advisedly, after mature consideration, freely, independently, without any qualms, by design, premeditatively, designed, wittingly, intentionally, purposely, advisedly, predeterminately, with intent, all things considered, studiously, with a view to, with an eye to, pointedly, to that end, with eyes wide open*; see also carefully 2 .

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • Deliberately — De*lib er*ate*ly, adv. With careful consideration, or deliberation; circumspectly; warily; not hastily or rashly; slowly; as, a purpose deliberately formed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deliberately — index knowingly, purposely Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • deliberately — [adv] intentionally advisedly, after consideration, apurpose, by design, calculatingly, consciously, designed, determinedly, emphatically, freely, in cold blood, independently, knowingly, meaningfully, on purpose, pointedly, premeditatively,… …   New thesaurus

  • deliberately — de|lib|er|ate|ly [ dı lıb(ə)rətli ] adverb ** 1. ) with a definite intention, not by chance or by accident: INTENTIONALLY: You did that deliberately, just to annoy me. The police believe the fire was started deliberately. Her voice was… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • deliberately */*/ — UK [dɪˈlɪb(ə)rətlɪ] / US adverb 1) with a definite intention, not by chance or by accident You did that deliberately, just to annoy me. Police believe the fire was started deliberately. Her voice was deliberately cool. 2) in a slow careful way He …   English dictionary

  • deliberately — adverb a) Intentionally, or after deliberation; not accidentally. He deliberately broke that, didnt he? b) Taking ones time, slowly and carefully. After being called upon, he strode deliberately up to the blackboard …   Wiktionary

  • deliberately — adv. Deliberately is used with these adjectives: ↑ambiguous, ↑cautious, ↑contrived, ↑cruel, ↑cultivated, ↑low key, ↑misleading, ↑obstructive, ↑offensive, ↑perverse, ↑provocative, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • deliberately — de|lib|er|ate|ly W3S3 [dıˈlıbərıtli] adv 1.) done in a way that is intended or planned = ↑on purpose, intentionally ↑intentionally ▪ He was deliberately trying to upset her. 2.) done or said in a slow careful way ▪ He shook his head slowly and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • deliberately — /dI lIbFritli/ adverb 1 done in a way that is intended or planned: I don t think he deliberately tried to shove you. | They re deliberately choosing a cautious policy. 2 done or said in a slow, careful way …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • deliberately — adverb 1) he deliberately hurt me Syn: intentionally, on purpose, purposely, by design, knowingly, wittingly, consciously, purposefully; willfully; Law with malice aforethought 2) he walked deliberately down the aisle Syn: carefully …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • deliberately — adverb 1) he deliberately hurt me Syn: intentionally, on purpose, purposely, by design, knowingly, wittingly, consciously, wilfully 2) he walked deliberately down the aisle Syn: carefully, cautiously …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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