Definition of deliberately in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈlɪb(ə)rətli/


1Consciously and intentionally; on purpose: the fire was started deliberately
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  • The language of central banking is obscure, deliberately obscured, in my view.
  • At times, they have been more or less deliberately constructed for public relations purposes.
  • I'm not trying to be deliberately provocative here, by the way.
intentionally, on purpose, purposely, by design, knowingly, wittingly, consciously, purposefully;
premeditatedly, calculatedly, in cold blood, wilfully, wantonly;
with malice aforethought
carefully, unhurriedly, steadily, evenly, measuredly;
cautiously, slowly, laboriously, ponderously
2In a careful and unhurried way: slowly and deliberately he rose from the armchair
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  • Slowly, deliberately maintaining eye contact with him, Beth drew one arm around Charlotte's waist.

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