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1. deliberately

adverb. ['dɪˈlɪbɝətli, dɪˈlɪbrətli'] with intention; in an intentional manner.

Synonyms

  • advisedly
  • purposely
  • intentionally
  • by choice
  • on purpose
  • by design

Antonyms

  • accidentally
  • by chance
  • circumstantially
  • unexpectedly

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • deliberate (English)
  • deliberatus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Deliberately

  • abruptly
  • absolutely
  • abundantly
  • accidently
  • accurately
  • acutely
  • adamantly
  • adequately
  • adequately
  • adroitly
  • affectionately
  • alertly
  • alternately
  • apparently
  • appropriately
  • approximately
  • aptly
  • ardently
  • arrogantly
  • astutely

How do you pronounce deliberately?

Pronounce deliberately as dɪˈlɪbərətli.

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Example sentences of the word deliberately


1. Adverb
To "scuttle" a ship is to sink the ship deliberately.

Quotes containing the word deliberately


1. The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.
- Quentin Crisp

2. By definition, intelligence deals with the unclear, the unknown, the deliberately hidden. What the enemies of the United States hope to deny we work to reveal.
- George Tenet

3. The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

2. deliberately

adverb. ['dɪˈlɪbɝətli, dɪˈlɪbrətli'] in a deliberate unhurried manner.

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • deliberate (English)
  • deliberatus (Latin)
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