1. characterized by conscious design or purpose

    Synonyms : intentional, knowing
    Examples :
    • a deliberate attempt to provoke a response
  2. carefully thought out in advance

    Synonyms : calculated, measured
    Examples :
    • he made a deliberate decision not to respond negatively
  3. unhurried and with care and dignity

    Synonyms : careful, measured
    Examples :
    • with all deliberate speed
  4. think about carefully; weigh

    Synonyms : consider, debate, moot, turn over
    Type Of : talk over, hash out, discuss
  5. discuss the pros and cons of an issue

    Synonyms : debate
    Type Of : discuss, talk over, hash out


  1. an udder or breast or teat

    Type Of : mamma, mammary gland


  1. decrease in size, extent, or range

    Synonyms : decrease, fall, lessen
    Type Of : change magnitude
  2. lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of

    Synonyms : belittle
    Type Of : decrease, minify, lessen


  1. take away a part from; diminish

    Synonyms : take away
    Type Of : bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down
    Examples :
    • His bad manners detract from his good character


  1. solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high or sacred purpose

    Synonyms : consecrate, consecrated
    Examples :
    • a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II
  2. devoted to a cause or ideal or purpose

    Antonyms : undedicated
    Examples :
    • a dedicated dancer
    • dedicated teachers
    • dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal


  1. far apart in relevance or relationship or kinship

    Synonyms : remote
    Antonyms : close
    Examples :
    • a distant cousin
    • a distant likeness
  2. remote in manner

    Synonyms : aloof, upstage
    Examples :
    • a distant smile
  3. separate or apart in time

    Synonyms : remote, removed
    Examples :
    • distant events
  4. located far away spatially

    Synonyms : remote
    Examples :
    • distant lands
  5. separated in space or coming from or going to a distance

    Antonyms : close
    Examples :
    • distant villages
    • the sound of distant traffic
    • a distant sound
    • a distant telephone call