considerate

adjective con·sid·er·ate \ kən-ˈsi-d(ə-)rət \

Definition of considerate

1 :marked by or given to careful consideration :circumspect
  • "He is, I believe, in such a state of mental distress as to be hardly capable of giving me a considerate answer."
  • —Anthony Trollope
2 :thoughtful of the rights and feelings of others
  • He was considerate and turned down the stereo when we asked him to.

considerately

adverb

considerateness

noun

Examples of considerate in a Sentence

  1. She is one of the most considerate people I know.

  2. He was considerate and turned down the stereo when we asked him to.

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Origin and Etymology of considerate


CONSIDERATE Defined for English Language Learners

considerate

adjective

Definition of considerate for English Language Learners

  • : thinking about the rights and feelings of other people : showing kindness toward other people


CONSIDERATE Defined for Kids

considerate

adjective con·sid·er·ate \ kən-ˈsi-də-rət \

Definition of considerate for Students

:thoughtful of the rights and feelings of others

Headscratcher for considerate

You can switch the letters of considerate around to help you remember what the word means. With only the letters in the word you can spell the phrase “care is noted.”



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