Definition of deliberative in English:



  • Relating to or intended for consideration or discussion.

    ‘a deliberative assembly’
    • ‘There's a deliberative process and that decision will be made.’
    • ‘Do these not include the expressive and deliberative interests people have in formulating their own conceptions of the good life?’
    • ‘This discussion has been about the structure of deliberative commitments.’
    • ‘And therefore, it wasn't considered and wasn't part of the deliberative process.’
    • ‘By that, he included the power to take part in the assembly, the deliberative gathering of all citizens who then voted on proposals in war, peace, and anything else.’
    • ‘It is also deliberative, interactive and empowering.’
    • ‘As such, they're going to be a lot safer, a lot more deliberative, and a lot more intelligent about basic decisions.’
    • ‘But science is unsuited to such deliberative processes.’
    • ‘And I think on that issue the caucus has to say, no, we will have a deliberative process and look at options to give us a real reform bill.’
    • ‘The exception that proves the rule is the deliberative assembly.’
    • ‘But at no point does anyone engage in any real deliberative legal analysis about the actual legality of the orders.’
    • ‘Brain activity decreased in the dorsolateral prefontal cortex, which is associated with deliberative thought.’
    • ‘Desires are resilient, in this sense, when they are unresponsive to the agent's own deliberative reflection.’
    • ‘They take a very sober, thoughtful, deliberative look at a situation.’
    • ‘It's easy to forget that the Senate is considered by some to be a deliberative body.’
    • ‘Do we have jurors kind of freelancing, making their own decisions, not willing to be a part of the deliberative process anymore?’
    • ‘There's something wistfully pinheaded about deliberative democracy - it sounds a lot like law school.’
    • ‘When we respond emotionally to situations, for example, we usually do so without extensive deliberative thought or analysis.’
    • ‘The Senate describes itself, without apparent irony or hint of self-awareness, as the world's greatest deliberative body.’
    • ‘This third way of using primary sources engages students in deliberative discussions beginning with a seminal document.’
    contemplative, prayerful, reflective, musing, pensive, cogitative, thinking, thoughtful, studious, rapt, introspective, brooding, philosophical, ruminative, ruminant, speculative, wistful
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