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.
Recent Examples on the Web Yang removed the picture shortly after posting it, and said she was being inconsiderate in sharing the posture, which could cause injuries to those who mimic it without the guidance of professional coaches. Jane Li, Quartz, "Chloé Zhao’s no make-up Oscars look challenges China’s rigid beauty standards," 29 Apr. 2021 Despite the show's best intentions, viewers have deemed the twist to be inconsiderate to this year's Idol hopefuls, especially Ava August, Beane and Madison Watkins who were sent home just before the comeback episode. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'American Idol' Fans Declare Comeback Twist as a “Huge Mistake” and “Completely Unfair”," 22 Apr. 2021 People could say mean, inconsiderate, or insensitive things without risk that the conversation would be played back for a judge. Joshua Stein, Forbes, "Unexpected Legal Risks Of Videoconferencing," 21 Apr. 2021 Matt remains silent, tacitly supporting Sarah’s inconsiderate behaviour and actively making Katie feel under-appreciated. Ariana Romero,, "Is Matt James Already Pulling A Peter Weber On The Bachelor?," 19 Jan. 2021 Matt remains silent, tacitly supporting Sarah’s inconsiderate behavior and actively making Katie feel under-appreciated. Ariana Romero,, "Is Matt James Already Pulling A Peter Weber On The Bachelor?," 19 Jan. 2021 Time will tell but the damage done by a few inconsiderate and selfish USC players may prove to be very damaging to the team, the university and the fans. Los Angeles Times, "Letters: Playing college football and basketball seasons during pandemic is foolish," 27 Nov. 2020 Why should a guy having a cold one in his backyard have to listen to his windows rattle because some people are so inconsiderate with loud exhaust? Motormouth Bob Weber, Star Tribune, "Motor Mouth: Noise laws can be difficult to enforce," 13 Nov. 2020 Trump said—meaning, presumably, that not doing so was inconsiderate of his electoral prospects and his vanity. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, "What a Positive Test Won’t Change About Trump and the Pandemic," 2 Oct. 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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7 May 2021

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“Inconsiderate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 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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