Deliberation vs Reckoning - What's the difference?

deliberation | reckoning |

As nouns the difference between deliberation and reckoning

is that deliberation is deliberation; contemplation while reckoning is the action of calculating or estimating something.

As a verb reckoning is





(en noun)
  • The act of deliberating, or of weighing and examining the reasons for and against a choice or measure; careful consideration; mature reflection.
  • Careful discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure; as, the deliberations of a legislative body or council.
  • reckoning



  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The action of calculating or estimating something.
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  • *:When the flames at last began to flicker and subside, his lids fluttered, then drooped?; but he had lost all reckoning of time when he opened them again to find Miss Erroll in furs kneeling on the hearth and heaping kindling on the coals, and her pretty little Alsatian maid beside her, laying a log across the andirons.
  • (lb) The bill (UK) or check (US), especially at an inn or tavern.
  • *1817 , (Walter Scott), :
  • *:So saying, he called for a reckoning for the wine, and throwing down the price of the additional bottle which he had himself introduced, rose as if to take leave of us.
  • An opinion or judgement.
  • The working out of consequences or retribution for one's actions.
  • Derived terms

    * dead reckoning