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 inconsideration (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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That some lazy, inconsiderate boob is using our public space as a garbage can is not necessarily unusual. Bill Torpy, ajc, "Torpy at Large: Any excuse given for littering is garbage," 6 July 2018 The vast majority of viewers can probably relate to the injustice of having their free time coopted by an entitled or inconsiderate employer. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "En el Séptimo Día," 8 June 2018 Jiaku has allegedly been addicted to smoking for 16 years because of inconsiderate zoo guests constantly supplying him with cigarettes. Kelli Bender,, "Video Showing Zoo Guests Throwing Lit Cigarettes at Chimp Addicted to Smoking Causes Outrage," 7 June 2018 Dominating Nathaniel Sinnott’s spot-on set, atmospherically lit by Joseph R. Walls, is Getman’s powerhouse portrayal of the volatile, sloppy, inconsiderate Lee. Tim Smith,, "Rep Stage closes 25th season with volatile Sam Shepard play 'True West'," 1 May 2018 To all the drivers who are too lazy or inconsiderate to use their turn signals. Seattle Times Readers, The Seattle Times, "Rant & Rave: Use turn signals for safety," 19 Apr. 2018 How inconsiderate of the Timberwolves and Pelicans to finish one game apart during the regular season and thus avoid a first-round playoff matchup. K.c. Johnson,, "From Jimmy Butler to Dwyane Wade, former Bulls making their mark in the NBA playoffs," 18 Apr. 2018 But a group of Congressional Black Caucus members that include Ohio's Marcia Fudge and Joyce Beatty are condemning the practice as inconsiderate, unsanitary and a violation of House ethics rules that ban personal use of congressional resources. Sabrina Eaton,, "Congress members should be barred from sleeping in their offices, Rep. Marcia Fudge says," 19 Mar. 2018 The Vine turned YouTube/social media star has been getting severe criticism from just about everyone after posting an inconsiderate video from the Japanese Suicide Forest. Houston Chronicle, "Memorial-area education honors," 19 Feb. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of inconsiderate

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


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Kids Definition of inconsiderate

: careless of the rights or feelings of others

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