considered

adjective con·sid·ered \ kən-ˈsi-dərd \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of considered

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

Examples of considered in a Sentence

  1. It's my considered opinion that she was not guilty of the crime.

  2. Their actions were a considered response to the violence.

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First Known Use of considered

circa 1677

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CONSIDERED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of considered for English Language Learners

  • : resulting from careful thought



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