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considerate

[kuh n-sid-er-it] /kənˈsɪd ər ɪt/
adjective
1.
showing kindly awareness or regard for another's feelings, circumstances, etc.:
a very considerate critic.
2.
carefully considered; deliberate.
3.
marked by consideration or reflection; deliberate; prudent.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
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
Synonyms
1. kind, patient, concerned. See thoughtful.
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British Dictionary definitions for quasi considerate

considerate

/kənˈsɪdərɪt/
adjective
1.
thoughtful towards other people; kind
2.
(rare) carefully thought out; considered
Derived Forms
considerately, adverb
considerateness, noun
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Word Origin and History for quasi considerate

considerate

adj.

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.

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