considered

adjective

con·​sid·​ered kən-ˈsi-dərd How to pronounce considered (audio)
1
: matured by extended deliberative thought
a considered opinion
2
: viewed with respect or esteem

Example Sentences

It's my considered opinion that she was not guilty of the crime. Their actions were a considered response to the violence.
Recent Examples on the Web More considered choices mean less shopping, which is good for the planet and the pocketbook. Helen Carefoot, Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2022 Buyer research tells us that B2B buyers have become more informed, considered, independent and demanding. Stephen Diorio, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 By distracting the attention toward some other highly controversial topic, all heck will break loose, and no one will remember the train of thought that just moments ago was the considered focus of the group attention. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 10 July 2022 However, for most companies, this is a costly endeavor that results in losing market share to one of their more considered rivals. Mike Bugembe, Forbes, 16 May 2022 If anything, the upcycling of materials is the most considered, rational choice for us. Eni Subair, Vogue, 18 Nov. 2021 Polarized reactions at festival screenings have since given way to more considered debate upon the movie's general release. CNN, 20 Dec. 2021 In a comparative historical sense, the work is being done in a more regulated — and probably more considered — manner. New York Times, 23 Nov. 2021 That may be why this season’s homage to the ’80s feels less like costume and more like a considered reassessment of the era’s sartorial contributions. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 30 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of considered was circa 1677

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“Considered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/considered. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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