Definitions of deliberation

  1. a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision; "he was a man of judicial deliberation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question; "the deliberations of the jury" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of deliberating, or of weighing and examining the reasons for and against a choice or measure; careful consideration; mature reflection. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Careful discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure; as, the deliberations of a legislative body or council. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Calm and careful consideration; slowness in action. Also, deliberateness. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Careful consideration; calmness; slowness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The act of deliberating; slowness in action; forethought; intention. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Careful weighing and considering or pondering before determining or acting. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The act of weighing and examining with care; discussion and particular examination of reasons for and against a measure. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for deliberation

  1. Susan had not been brought to the Continent without serious prior deliberation – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  2. It is reported that he replied, with gentle deliberation Well, yes, I should like to see some young man offer the new editor a chair." – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009