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

- the deliberations of the jury

Definition categories: communication, discussion, word

2. careful consideration

- a little deliberation would have deterred them

Similar word(s): advisement, weighing

Definition categories: thought, consideration

3. planning something carefully and intentionally

- it was the deliberation of his act that was insulting

Similar word(s): calculation

Definition categories: thought, planning, preparation, provision

4. a rate demonstrating an absence of haste or hurry

Similar word(s): deliberateness, slowness, unhurriedness

Definition categories: attribute, pace, rate

5. the trait of thoughtfulness in action or decision

- he was a man of judicial deliberation

Similar word(s): deliberateness

Definition categories: attribute, thoughtfulness