adjective Date: 1572 1. marked by or given to careful consideration ; circumspect 2. thoughtful of the rights and feelings of others • considerately adverbconsiderateness noun

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  • Considerate — Con*sid er*ate (k[o^]n*s[i^]d [ e]r*[asl]t), a. [L. consideratus, p. p.] 1. Given to consideration or to sober reflection; regardful of consequences or circumstances; circumspect; careful; esp. careful of the rights, claims, and feelings of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • considerate — index benevolent, charitable (lenient), circumspect, humane, judicial, judicious, lenient, philanthr …   Law dictionary

  • considerate — 1570s, marked by deliberation, from L. consideratus, pp. of considerare (see CONSIDER (Cf. consider)). Of persons, deliberate, prudent, 1580s; meaning showing consideration for others is from c.1700 …   Etymology dictionary

  • considerate — *thoughtful, attentive Analogous words: kindly, *kind: *tender, sympathetic, warmhearted, compassionate: obliging, complaisant, *amiable Antonyms: inconsiderate Contrasted words: *forgetful, unmindful, oblivious: *careless, h …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • considerate — [adj] respectful of others accommodating, amiable, attentive, benevolent, big, charitable, chivalrous, circumspect, compassionate, complaisant, concerned, cool, discreet, forbearing, generous, kind, kindly, like a sport*, magnanimous, mellow,… …   New thesaurus

  • considerate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ careful not to harm or inconvenience others. DERIVATIVES considerately adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • considerate — [kən sid′er it] adj. [ME considerat < L consideratus, pp. of considerare: see CONSIDER] 1. having or showing regard for others and their feelings; thoughtful 2. Obs. well considered; deliberate SYN. THOUGHTFUL considerately adv.… …   English World dictionary

  • considerate — adj. 1) considerate of (he was considerate of everyone) 2) considerate towards 3) considerate to + inf. (it was considerate of her to do that) * * * [kən sɪd(ə)rɪt] considerate towards considerate of (he was considerate of everyone) considerate… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • considerate — con|sid|er|ate [kənˈsıdərıt] adj always thinking of what other people need or want and being careful not to upset them ≠ ↑inconsiderate ▪ He was always kind and considerate. it is considerate of sb (to do sth) ▪ It was very considerate of you to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • considerate — [[t]kənsɪ̱dərət[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ of n (approval) Someone who is considerate pays attention to the needs, wishes, or feelings of other people. I think he s the most charming, most considerate man I ve ever known... I ve always understood… …   English dictionary

  • considerate — adjective always thinking of what other people need or want and taking care not to upset them: Diana is a considerate boss who is always willing to listen. | considerate of sb (to do sth): It was very considerate of you to let us know you were… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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