Definition of deliberately in English:


Line breaks: de¦lib|er¦ate¦ly
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.
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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