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English noun: deliberation

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

SamplesThe deliberations of the jury.

Broader (hypernym)discussion, give-and-take, word

Domain usageplural, plural form

2. deliberation (cognition) careful consideration

SamplesA little deliberation would have deterred them.

Synonymsadvisement, weighing

Broader (hypernym)consideration

Narrower (hyponym)think

3. deliberation (cognition) planning something carefully and intentionally

SamplesIt was the deliberation of his act that was insulting.


Broader (hypernym)planning, preparation, provision

4. deliberation (attribute) a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry

Synonymsdeliberateness, slowness, unhurriedness

Broader (hypernym)pace, rate

Narrower (hyponym)dilatoriness, leisureliness, procrastination

5. deliberation (attribute) the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision

SamplesHe was a man of judicial deliberation.


Broader (hypernym)thoughtfulness

Narrower (hyponym)intentionality

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