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

Definition of inconsiderate

b : careless of the rights or feelings of others
2 : not adequately considered : ill-advised

Other Words from inconsiderate

inconsiderately adverb
inconsiderateness noun
inconsideration \ ˌin-​kən-​ˌsi-​də-​ˈrā-​shən How to pronounce inconsiderate (audio) \ noun

Examples of inconsiderate in a Sentence

He was rude and inconsiderate to the waiter. There is no excuse for such inconsiderate behavior.
Recent Examples on the Web Others already show the drip stains of inconsiderate coffee drinkers or have attracted dumping, with people leaving dilapidated bathroom cabinets and plastic bags full of empty wine bottles next to them. Olga R. Rodriguez,, 13 Aug. 2022 But sadly, the world is full of inconsiderate people, and the best way to live among them is to live happily. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 7 Aug. 2022 But sadly, the world is full of inconsiderate people, and the best way to live among them is to live happily. Annie Lane, cleveland, 7 Aug. 2022 On the initial informational video call for potential participants — a call specific to people of color — the investigator was condescending and inconsiderate. Quita Highsmith, STAT, 2 Aug. 2022 The fact remains that what this passenger was doing was inconsiderate, even if you weren’t bothered by it. New York Times, 5 July 2022 Carrying on a conversation is inconsiderate to everyone else that is packed against one another., 2 June 2022 The main criticisms of short-term rentals are about noise, congestion and inconsiderate behavior from some vacationers who at times seem to turn the units into party houses. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Mar. 2022 The story caught fire on social media, with some slamming Stafford’s apparent reaction to the incident as inconsiderate and selfish. Christian Martinez, Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of inconsiderate

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for inconsiderate

Middle English inconsyderatt, from Latin inconsideratus, from in- + consideratus considerate

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23 Aug 2022

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“Inconsiderate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of inconsiderate

: careless of the rights or feelings of others

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