Deliberate vs Thoughtless - What's the difference?

deliberate | thoughtless |

As adjectives the difference between deliberate and thoughtless

is that deliberate is done on purpose; intentional while thoughtless is marked by or showing lack of due thought or care; careless.

As a verb deliberate

is to consider carefully.




(en adjective)
  • Done on purpose; intentional.
  • Tripping me was deliberate action.
  • Of a person, weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining.
  • The jury took eight hours to come to its deliberate verdict.
  • Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash.
  • a deliberate''' opinion; a '''deliberate measure or result
  • * Shakespeare
  • settled visage and deliberate word
  • Not hasty or sudden; slow.
  • * W. Wirt
  • His enunciation was so deliberate .


    * (intentional) unwitting


  • To consider carefully.
  • It is now time for the jury to deliberate the guilt of the defendant.




    (en adjective)
  • Marked by or showing lack of due thought or care; careless.
  • Inconsiderate, inattentive.
  • A thoughtless remark.
  • Lacking thought or consideration.
  • The debate turned into thoughtless bickering.

    Derived terms

    * thoughtlessly * thoughtlessness