Was this deliberate strategy, to attack children who were even more defenseless than the average child?
“This was a deliberate act of violence by the police,” he said.
We set to our task with a deliberate gentleness, dabbing with cloths, cotton, swabs.
early 15c., "done with careful consideration," from Latin deliberatus "resolved upon, determined," past participle of deliberare (see deliberation). Meaning "slow, consciously unhurried" is attested by 1590s. Related: Deliberately.
1540s, from Latin deliberatus, past participle of deliberare (see deliberation). Related: Deliberated; deliberating.