Definition of deliberation in English:


Syllabification: de·lib·er·a·tion
Pronunciation: /diˌlibəˈrāSHən


  • 2Slow and careful movement or thought: he replaced the glass on the table with deliberation
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    • Arms vertically extended, I turned with the slow deliberation of a cornered felon.
    • Again and again, with slow deliberation, the whale approaches the boat.
    • Tanned and looking younger than he is, he speaks with slow deliberation, well aware of the power of the spoken word.


late Middle English: via Old French from Latin deliberatio(n-), from deliberare 'consider carefully' (see deliberate).

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