Inconsiderate In`con*sid"er*ate, a. [L. inconsideratus. See {In-} not, and {Considerate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not considerate; not attentive to safety or to propriety; not regarding the rights or feelings of others; hasty; careless; thoughtless; heedless; as, the young are generally inconsiderate; inconsiderate conduct. [1913 Webster]

It is a very unhappy token of our corruption, that there should be any so inconsiderate among us as to sacrifice morality to politics. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. Inconsiderable. [Obs.] --E. Terry.

Syn: Thoughtless; inattentive; inadvertent; heedless; negligent; improvident; careless; imprudent; indiscreet; incautious; injudicious; rash; hasty. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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