deliberately Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adverb with intention; in an intentional manner
    designedly; advisedly; on purpose; by choice; intentionally; by design; purposely.
    • he used that word intentionally
    • I did this by choice
  2. adverb in a deliberate unhurried manner
    • she was working deliberately


De*lib"er*ate*ly adverb
  1. With careful consideration, or deliberation; circumspectly; warily; not hastily or rashly; slowly; as, a purpose deliberately formed.

Webster 1913