Definitions: (1) studied and intentional action characterized by or resulting from careful and thorough consideration; done on purpose; premeditated; (2) aware of the consequences; (3) slow, unhurried, and steady; allowing time for decision for each individual action involved

Synonyms: cautious, thoughtful, voluntary, witting

Quote: The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived, and dishonest; but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. — John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–1963)35th president of the United States