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considered

[kuh n-sid-erd] /kənˈsɪd ərd/
adjective
1.
thought about or decided upon with care:
a considered opinion.
2.
regarded with respect or esteem:
a highly considered person.
Origin of considered
1595-1605
1595-1605; consider + -ed2
Related forms
unconsidered, adjective
well-considered, adjective
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  • He could make deliberate and well-considered selections; he could consult his esthetic tastes.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The Administration was not, however, without a well-considered policy.

    Union and Democracy Allen Johnson
  • If you work at all in any department, you should wish to work on a massive, well-considered plan, so that what you do may last.

  • After a time the caretaker offered a well-considered opinion.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • The fortune thus acquired he devoted to a well-considered and practical plan of philanthropy.

    American Men of Mind Burton E. Stevenson
  • Her well-considered flutter of agitation angered the doctor utterly.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • A single vote of a popular assembly may not represent the well-considered judgment and permanent will of the people.

    Rebuilding Britain Alfred Hopkinson
  • Why should not she, too, succeed in accomplishing a well-considered plan?

  • It's an honourable and well-considered office nowadays, they tell me.'

    The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for well-considered

well-considered

adjective (well considered when postpositive)
1.
having been thought about carefully

considered

/kənˈsɪdəd/
adjective
1.
presented or thought out with care: a considered opinion
2.
(qualified by a preceding adverb) esteemed: highly considered
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