considerate

[ kuhn-sid-er-it ]
/ kənˈsɪd ər ɪt /

adjective

showing kindly awareness or regard for another's feelings, circumstances, etc.: a very considerate critic.
carefully considered; deliberate.
marked by consideration or reflection; deliberate; prudent.

Nearby words

  1. consett,
  2. consider,
  3. considerable,
  4. considerably,
  5. considerance,
  6. consideration,
  7. considered,
  8. considering,
  9. consigliere,
  10. consign

Origin of considerate

1375–1425 for earlier sense; 1565–75 for current senses; late Middle English < Latin consīderātus (past participle of consīderāre to consider), equivalent to consīderā- (stem of consīderāre) + -tus past participle suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for considerate

considerate

/ (kənˈsɪdərɪt) /

adjective

thoughtful towards other people; kind
rare carefully thought out; considered
Derived Formsconsiderately, adverbconsiderateness, noun

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Word Origin and History for considerate

considerate

adj.

1570s, "marked by deliberation," from Latin consideratus, past participle of considerare (see consider). Of persons, "deliberate, prudent," 1580s; meaning "showing consideration for others" is from c.1700. Related: Considerately; considerateness.

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