Definition of deliberative in English:



  • Relating to or intended for consideration or discussion.

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