inconsiderate

adjective in·con·sid·er·ate \ ˌin-kən-ˈsi-d(ə-)rət \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of inconsiderate

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

inconsiderately

adverb

inconsiderateness

noun

inconsideration

play \ˌin-kən-ˌsi-də-ˈrā-shən\ noun

Examples of inconsiderate in a Sentence

  1. He was rude and inconsiderate to the waiter.

  2. There is no excuse for such inconsiderate behavior.

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Origin and Etymology of inconsiderate

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


INCONSIDERATE Defined for English Language Learners

inconsiderate

adjective

Definition of inconsiderate for English Language Learners

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


INCONSIDERATE Defined for Kids

inconsiderate

adjective in·con·sid·er·ate \ ˌin-kən-ˈsi-də-rət \

Definition of inconsiderate for Students

: careless of the rights or feelings of others


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