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.
Recent Examples on the Web Having children doesn’t give you license to be inconsiderate. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax: A leopard can’t change its spots, and neither can some cheaters," 22 May 2020 At times, mourning the events that have been taken away from the Class of 2020 feels selfish and inconsiderate., "Brooklyn Blevins encourages classmates to celebrate graduation in spite of the challenges," 17 May 2020 Her insults are racist, sexist, homophobic, crass, inconsiderate, and, at the same time, somehow the most enjoyable parts of the show. Kathryn Lindsay,, "Everyone On TikTok Is Rewatching Glee & Noticing The Same Thing," 9 Apr. 2020 Don’t be selfish, don’t be inconsiderate, don’t be an ass. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: Just imagine the urgency in an 81-game MLB season," 6 May 2020 University of Missouri professor Carolyn Orbann said there might be more to the college students’ actions than being purely inconsiderate and explained their actions in the context of cultural behaviors and history. Fox News, "Spring breakers partying amid coronavirus: How cultural behaviors can influence the spread of COVID-19," 3 Apr. 2020 You are justified in being upset that the gentleman stood you up, although missing a date with someone so inconsiderate may be a blessing. Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: You don’t have to catch up with childhood tormentors," 26 Sep. 2019 Now is not the time to be inconsiderate or shrug at rules. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: Do the Reds and Bengals have a duty during the coronavirus pandemic?," 30 Mar. 2020 Put cramped aircraft at the top of the list, along with inconsiderate passengers. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "To recline or not? Readers weigh in on the great airline seat debate," 1 Mar. 2020

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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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“Inconsiderate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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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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