|Origin:||deliberatus, past participle of deliberare 'to weigh in the mind', from libra 'balance'|
intended or planned [≠ unintentional; = intentional]:
a deliberate attempt to humiliate her
The attack on him was quite deliberate.
deliberate speech, thought, or movement is slow and careful:
He approached her with slow, deliberate steps.
—deliberateness noun [uncountable]