considerate

adjective

con·​sid·​er·​ate kən-ˈsi-d(ə-)rət How to pronounce considerate (audio)
1
: marked by or given to careful consideration : circumspect
"He is, I believe, in such a state of mental distress as to be hardly capable of giving me a considerate answer." Anthony Trollope
2
: thoughtful of the rights and feelings of others
He was considerate and turned down the stereo when we asked him to.
considerately adverb
considerateness noun

Example Sentences

She is one of the most considerate people I know. He was considerate and turned down the stereo when we asked him to.
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Word History

Etymology

see consider

First Known Use

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of considerate was in 1572

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Cite this Entry

“Considerate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/considerate. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

considerate

adjective

con·​sid·​er·​ate kən-ˈsid-(ə-)rət How to pronounce considerate (audio)
1
: tending to consider things carefully
2
: thoughtful of the rights and feelings of others
considerately adverb
considerateness noun

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