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

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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.
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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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18 Jul 2021

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“Inconsiderate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of inconsiderate

: not thinking about the rights and feelings of other people : not considerate


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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