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inconsiderate

[in-kuh n-sid-er-it] /ˌɪn kənˈsɪd ər ɪt/
adjective
1.
without due regard for the rights or feelings of others:
It was inconsiderate of him to keep us waiting.
2.
acting without consideration; thoughtless; heedless.
3.
overhasty; rash; ill-considered:
slovenly, inconsiderate reasoning.
Origin of inconsiderate
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin inconsīderātus. See in-3, considerate
Related forms
inconsiderately, adverb
inconsiderateness, inconsideration, noun
Synonyms
1. insensitive, uncaring, rude.
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  • Perhaps I had too rashly over-leaped conventionalities; and he, like St. John, saw impropriety in my inconsiderateness.

    Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
  • Their inconsiderateness, their indifference to the comfort of their passengers.

    John Marvel, Assistant Thomas Nelson Page
  • Or who in such straits, would permit themselves to be distracted either by Hypocrisy or inconsiderateness?

    The Sleeping Bard Ellis Wynne
  • He is a thoroughly admirable person in all but his inconsiderateness in this waste of a precious life.

    The Brownings Lilian Whiting
  • If they do it inadvertently, it is carelessness; if designedly, inconsiderateness.

    De Officiis Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • So presently she got into bed and, sighing at the incongruity and inconsiderateness of circumstance, she turned out the light.

  • What a satisfaction am I robbed of, my dearest friend, when I reflect upon my inconsiderateness!

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • The other is the speaking falsely through culpable ignorance, error, or inconsiderateness.

  • His inconsiderateness has been a pair of spectacles to me for months.

  • He flushed faintly, as if he deserved reproach for inconsiderateness.

    The Port of Adventure Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for inconsiderateness

inconsiderate

/ˌɪnkənˈsɪdərɪt/
adjective
1.
lacking in care or thought for others; heedless; thoughtless
2.
(rare) insufficiently considered
Derived Forms
inconsiderately, adverb
inconsiderateness, inconsideration, noun
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Word Origin and History for inconsiderateness

inconsiderate

adj.

late 15c., "done thoughtlessly," literally "not properly considered," from Latin inconsideratus "headstrong, unadvised, thoughtless," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + consideratus (see consider). Related: Inconsiderately; inconsiderateness.

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