con·​sid·​er·​ate | \ kən-ˈsi-d(ə-)rət How to pronounce considerate (audio) \

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.

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Other Words from considerate

considerately adverb
considerateness noun

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Examples of considerate in a Sentence

She is one of the most considerate people I know. He was considerate and turned down the stereo when we asked him to.
Recent Examples on the Web This will empower employees to share information and have constructive dialogue with mutual respect and a considerate tone. Said Ziouani, Forbes, 5 July 2021 Is there any reason to hope that the post-pandemic generation of moviegoers will be a more considerate one? Los Angeles Times, 16 June 2021 Crowel remembers watching body-camera footage of the incident, where White, described as kind and considerate by his neighbors, appeared to yell erratically at the officer. Washington Post, 10 June 2021 The Arizona Republic asked how customers can be more considerate., 4 June 2021 If Katie appeared in a talking head interview and explained that she was finished speaking about her past — or uncomfortable continuing to focus on the subject — its immediate disappearance would come off as a considerate television production. Ariana Romero,, 22 June 2021 Biden’s walk across the international stage has been both considered and considerate. Washington Post, 15 June 2021 Connected TV was built to enhance the viewing experience, and the next step for advertising will be to deploy ads in a considerate, adaptable manner while also deploying immersive, interactive messaging that drives true engagement. Cyril Daoud, Forbes, 18 May 2021 Burnham also apologized for the delay, which was very considerate of him. Emily Palmer Heller, Vulture, 8 June 2021

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First Known Use of considerate

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for considerate

see consider

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The first known use of considerate was in 1572

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21 Jul 2021

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“Considerate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of considerate

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


con·​sid·​er·​ate | \ kən-ˈsi-də-rət How to pronounce considerate (audio) \

Kids Definition of considerate

: thoughtful of the rights and feelings of others

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