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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: deliberatus, past participle of deliberare 'to weigh in the mind', from libra 'balance'

deliberate

1 adjective
     
de‧lib‧e‧rate1
1 intended or planned [≠ unintentional; = intentional]:
a deliberate attempt to humiliate her
The attack on him was quite deliberate.
2 deliberate speech, thought, or movement is slow and careful:
He approached her with slow, deliberate steps.
deliberateness noun [uncountable]

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