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[kuh n-sid-er-it] /kənˈsɪd ər ɪt/
showing kindly awareness or regard for another's feelings, circumstances, etc.:
a very considerate critic.
carefully considered; deliberate.
marked by consideration or reflection; deliberate; prudent.
Origin of considerate
late Middle English
1375-1425 for earlier sense; 1565-75 for current senses; late Middle English < Latin consīderātus (past participle of consīderāre to consider), equivalent to consīderā- (stem of consīderāre) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
considerately, adverb
considerateness, noun
overconsiderate, adjective
overconsiderately, adverb
overconsiderateness, noun
quasi-considerate, adjective
quasi-considerately, adverb
1. kind, patient, concerned. See thoughtful. Unabridged
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  • As a man he was all kindliness and considerate thoughtfulness for others, and his ideal of life was a very high one.

    Victorian Literature Clement K. Shorter
  • Being so considerate as to visit me, I hope you will be likewise so considerate as to overlook that.

    Little Dorrit Charles Dickens
  • She knew what was due to so considerate and well-tried a friend, if her partner did not.

    A Rambler's lease Bradford Torrey
  • Whether he is considerate, or whether he is only selfish, I don't know.

  • He was considerate by nature, and patient from very largeness.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty Charles A. Murdock
British Dictionary definitions for considerate


thoughtful towards other people; kind
(rare) carefully thought out; considered
Derived Forms
considerately, adverb
considerateness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for considerate

1570s, "marked by deliberation," from Latin consideratus, past participle of considerare (see consider). Of persons, "deliberate, prudent," 1580s; meaning "showing consideration for others" is from c.1700. Related: Considerately; considerateness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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