inconsiderate

adjective
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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Mel’s frustrations are born out of the war zone that is online dating, an actual minefield of harassment and inconsiderate behavior. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Hot Stuff: July romances offer 'knotty' self-discovery," 30 July 2019 Wife thinks husband was inconsiderate for just walking out leaving her naked with the door open. Carolyn Hax, Detroit Free Press, "Bathroom etiquette leads to disagreement," 4 June 2019 Wife thinks husband was inconsiderate for just walking out leaving her naked with the door open. Carolyn Hax, Detroit Free Press, "Bathroom etiquette leads to disagreement," 4 June 2019 For the inconsiderate souls who do throw their trash in with the recycling, the paper is the most likely item to be lost due to contamination. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al.com, "Does all your recycling just go to a landfill? Nope," 20 June 2019 Wife thinks husband was inconsiderate for just walking out leaving her naked with the door open. Carolyn Hax, Detroit Free Press, "Bathroom etiquette leads to disagreement," 4 June 2019 The most frustrating things in the world; people walking so slowly in front of you, inconsiderate drivers and Paul Pogba. SI.com, "Transfers Window: How 7 of Last Summer's Most Talked About Players Fared During the 2018/19 Season," 10 June 2019 Wife thinks husband was inconsiderate for just walking out leaving her naked with the door open. Carolyn Hax, Detroit Free Press, "Bathroom etiquette leads to disagreement," 4 June 2019 Wife thinks husband was inconsiderate for just walking out leaving her naked with the door open. Carolyn Hax, The Mercury News, "Ask Carolyn Hax: Am I the bathroom jerk, or is it my husband?," 4 June 2019

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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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inconsiderate

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

inconsiderate

adjective
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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