inconsiderate

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adjective in·con·sid·er·ate \ˌin-kən-ˈsi-d(ə-)rət\

Definition of inconsiderate

  1. 1a :  heedless, thoughtlessb :  careless of the rights or feelings of others

  2. 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.

Origin and Etymology of inconsiderate

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


First Known Use: 15th century


INCONSIDERATE Defined for English Language Learners

inconsiderate

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adjective in·con·sid·er·ate \ˌin-kən-ˈsi-d(ə-)rət\

Definition of inconsiderate for English Language Learners

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


INCONSIDERATE Defined for Kids

inconsiderate

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

Definition of inconsiderate for Students

  1. :  careless of the rights or feelings of others



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