con·​sid·​ered | \ kən-ˈsi-dərd How to pronounce considered (audio) \

Definition of considered

1 : matured by extended deliberative thought a considered opinion
2 : viewed with respect or esteem

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Examples of considered in a Sentence

It's my considered opinion that she was not guilty of the crime. Their actions were a considered response to the violence.

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In past administrations, a presidential statement would often mark the end of a policy process, the conclusion of a considered study of pros and cons. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "GOP Latches Onto Vague Trump Tax Statement as Campaign Nears End," 23 Oct. 2018 The president is then in the position to make a considered judgment that objections cannot easily destabilize. William A. Galston, WSJ, "Trump Isn’t as Good as His Word," 24 Dec. 2018 While that law ordinarily doesn’t cover law enforcement officers, the court ruled in a 2-1 decision that TSA agents aren’t considered law enforcement and therefore are covered under the law. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "Federal court rules that TSA agents can’t be sued for false arrests, abuse, or assault," 11 July 2018 And, here's the lightly considered thing: The Dolphins really, really like rookie Kalen Ballage so far. Armando Salguero, miamiherald, "Surprise: Miami Dolphins running back job is a competition not a coronation," 1 June 2018 There was no pacing, no coordinated breathing, no considered foot-strike patterns. Michael Easter, Outside Online, "What Happens When You Scrap Your Fitness Plan," 14 May 2018 Additionally, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen (who designed Kate’s dress), Erdem, outgoing Burberry designer Christopher Bailey, Jenny Packham and Ralph & Russo are all considered top contenders. 2. Diana Pearl,, "Everything We Know About Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress," 7 May 2018 Unsurprisingly, given the soulful and considered way this duo designs, their first shop mixes personal experience and aesthetic obsession, driven by their abiding interest in interior spaces. Mark Holgate, Vogue, "One More Reason to Visit Dover Street Market New York, Kwaidan Editions Is Launching a Pop-Up," 5 Apr. 2018 Unger draws not just from his own wide knowledge and considered taste but from an imposing array of journals, memoirs, biographies, and periodicals. John Timpane,, "'Picasso and the Painting that Shocked the World': How a picture of five women ignited modernism," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of considered

circa 1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of considered

formal : resulting from careful thought

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to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug

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