considered

adjective

con·​sid·​ered kən-ˈsi-dərd How to pronounce considered (audio)
1
: matured by extended deliberative thought
a considered opinion
2
: viewed with respect or esteem

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.
Recent Examples on the Web If termination is still necessary, it will be seen as a fair and considered decision, fostering a culture of accountability and growth. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 This recipe is my humble but considered contribution to the cause. Melissa Clark, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Mar. 2024 Getting the skin back on an even keel calls for a calm but considered approach. Georgia Day, Vogue, 6 Dec. 2023 However, the best ways to create shade for hot summer conditions do not involve construction but rather careful and considered planting. Elizabeth Waddington, Treehugger, 8 Aug. 2023 Ivy Park x Adidas is the result of careful and considered collaboration between Parkwood Entertainment, Beyoncé’s media and management company, and the multi-billion, multi-national behemoth that is Adidas. André-Naquian Wheeler, Vogue, 28 June 2023 In that sense, this dispute is like the many other fast-moving ones that play out on social media each day, involving people who haven't stopped to consider how a message might be received, or whether a reflexive response is as effective as a more considered course of action might be. Editorial Board Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 15 Nov. 2020 Without needing Shatner to directly articulate a similar claim, Philippe builds a plausible case that Shatner’s body of work is deeper, more considered and possibly just better than anything he’s given credit for. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 Mar. 2023 Some may simply see a nipple-baring dress, others, a considered and powerful statement. André-Naquian Wheeler, Vogue, 12 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of considered was circa 1677

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“Considered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/considered. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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