'prɪː'medɪteɪtɪv adj. of preplanning, of plotting in advance; of advance deliberation, of previous intent

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  • premeditative — index circumspect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • premeditative — adjective Date: 1858 given to or characterized by premeditation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • premeditative — See premeditate. * * * …   Universalium

  • premeditative — pre·meditative …   English syllables

  • premeditative — (ˈ) ̷ ̷+ adjective Etymology: premeditate + ive : given to or characterized by premeditation …   Useful english dictionary

  • premeditate — premeditative, adj. premeditator, n. /pri med i tayt /, v.t., premeditated, premeditating. to meditate, consider, or plan beforehand: to premeditate a murder. [1540 50; < L praemeditatus ptp. of praemeditari to contemplate in advance. See PRE ,… …   Universalium

  • premeditator — See premeditative. * * * …   Universalium

  • circumspect — I adjective alert, assiduous, astute, attending, attentive, careful, cautious, cautus, chary, circumspective, cognizant, conscientious, conscious, considerate, contemplative, deliberate, deliberative, diligent, discerning, discreet, discretionary …   Law dictionary

  • premeditate — /priˈmɛdəteɪt / (say pree meduhtayt) verb (t) (premeditated, premeditating) to meditate, consider, or plan beforehand. {Latin praemeditātus, past participle, meditated beforehand} –premeditatedly, adverb –premeditative, adjective –premeditator,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • impulsive — [adj] tending to act without thought abrupt, ad lib*, automatic, careless, devilmay care*, emotional, extemporaneous, flaky*, gone off deep end*, hasty, headlong, hot and cold*, impetuous, instinctive, intuitive, involuntary, jumping the gun*,… …   New thesaurus

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