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Meaning & Definition of Deliberation in English

English

Deliberation

/dɪlɪbəreʃən/

noun

1. (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question

  • "The deliberations of the jury"
    synonym:
  • deliberation

2. Careful consideration

  • "A little deliberation would have deterred them"
    synonym:
  • deliberation
  • ,
  • weighing
  • ,
  • advisement

3. Planning something carefully and intentionally

  • "It was the deliberation of his act that was insulting"
    synonym:
  • calculation
  • ,
  • deliberation

4. A rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry

    synonym:
  • slowness
  • ,
  • deliberation
  • ,
  • deliberateness
  • ,
  • unhurriedness

5. The trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision

  • "He was a man of judicial deliberation"
    synonym:
  • deliberation
  • ,
  • deliberateness

Examples of using

On the inquest it was shown that Buck Fanshaw, in the delirium of a wasting typhoid fever, had taken arsenic, shot himself through the body, cut his throat, and jumped out of a four-story window and broken his neck—and after due deliberation, the jury, sad and tearful, but with intelligence unblinded by its sorrow, brought in a verdict of death "by the visitation of God." What could the world do without juries?