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kənˈsɪd ər ɪtcon·sid·er·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. considerateadjective

    showing concern for the rights and feelings of others

    "friends considerate enough to leave us alone"


  1. considerateadjective

    consciously thoughtful and observant (often of other people); caring

    It was very considerate of you to give up your place for your friend.

  2. considerateadjective

    characterised by careful and conscious thought; deliberate

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Considerateadjective

    Etymology: consideratus, Latin.

    I will converse with iron-witted fools,
    And unrespective boys: none are for me,
    That look into me with consid’rate eyes. William Shakespeare, Rich. III.

    Æneas is patient, considerate, and careful of his people. John Dryden, Fables, Preface.

    I grant it to be in many cases certain, that it is such as a considerate man may prudently rely and proceed upon, and hath no just cause to doubt of. John Tillotson, Preface.

    The expediency in the present juncture, may appear to every considerate man. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 16.

    Though they will do nothing for virtue, yet they may be presumed more considerate of praise. Decay of Piety.


  1. considerate

    Considerate refers to being thoughtful and attentive towards the feelings, needs or comfort of others. It involves showing kindness and regard for how one's actions and decisions may affect other people. A considerate person usually displays empathy, respect, and understanding in their interactions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Considerateadjective

    given to consideration or to sober reflection; regardful of consequences or circumstances; circumspect; careful; esp. careful of the rights, claims, and feelings of other

  2. Considerateadjective

    having respect to; regardful

Editors Contribution

  1. considerate

    Thoughtful subconscious, conscience and consciousness.

    People are so considerate of each other and choose to bring out the beautiful in each other for our love and unity creates the solutions we all choose as an intelligent being.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 26, 2020  

Anagrams for considerate »

  1. decreations

  2. desecration

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of considerate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of considerate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of considerate in a Sentence

  1. Democratic Leader Harry Reid:

    I really appreciate it very, very much. I want the people of Kentucky to know how thoughtful and considerate and kind you've been to me over these months.

  2. Renny Harlin:

    Fred was a sweet, funny and fiercely intelligent guy with a gentle heart. A bear of a man who was warm and considerate towards all those around him.

  3. Steve Maraboli:

    Be considerate with the Earth. More people have to use it when you're gone."

  4. Linda R. Dominguez, How to Shine at Work, (McGraw-Hill):

    Strength, courage and power do not exclude kindness, understanding and consideration. You can be strong and kind; you can be courageous and understanding; you can be powerful and considerate.

  5. Finley Peter Dunne:

    The only good husbands stay bachelors: They're too considerate to get married.

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    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
    • A. contiguous
    • B. extroversive
    • C. eminent
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