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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
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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British Dictionary definitions for inconsideration

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 inconsideration
inconsiderate
c.1460, "done thoughtlessly," lit. "not properly considered," from L. inconsideratus "unadvised, thoughtless," from in- "not" + consideratus (see consider).
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