Definition of calculated in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkalkyəˌlādəd/


(Of an action) done with full awareness of the likely consequences: a calculated decision victims of vicious and calculated assaults
More example sentences
  • The judge called the attempted robbery planned and calculated and said he had a duty to protect the public and vulnerable premises.
  • The experience-its calculated mystery, its silliness-was fun, but the whole phenomenon begs the question: what for?
  • ‘You took a pre-meditated, calculated and awful revenge,’ the judge told him.
deliberate, premeditated, planned, preplanned, preconceived, intentional, intended, willful;
Law  prepense



Example sentences
  • You deliberately and calculatedly abused trust placed in you by pupils and staff.
  • I've said that the old regime must be the only regime in the history of the world that deliberately, calculatedly, as a matter of policy, destroyed the skills base of the country's working class.
  • They tend to be sceptical of extreme statements that call state institutions calculatedly inhumane.

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Syllabification: cal·cu·lat·ed

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