without due regard for the rights or feelings of others: It was inconsiderate of him to keep us waiting.
acting without consideration; thoughtless; heedless.
overhasty; rash; ill-considered: slovenly, inconsiderate reasoning.

Origin of inconsiderate

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English word from Latin word inconsīderātus. See in-3, considerate
Related formsin·con·sid·er·ate·ly, adverbin·con·sid·er·ate·ness, in·con·sid·er·a·tion, noun

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Contemporary Examples of inconsiderate

  • Her female commander said it was inconsiderate to do because religious male soldiers could have seen it.

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Historical Examples of inconsiderate

British Dictionary definitions for inconsiderate



lacking in care or thought for others; heedless; thoughtless
rare insufficiently considered
Derived Formsinconsiderately, adverbinconsiderateness or inconsideration, noun
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Word Origin and History for inconsiderate

late 15c., "done thoughtlessly," literally "not properly considered," from Latin inconsideratus "headstrong, unadvised, thoughtless," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + consideratus (see consider). Related: Inconsiderately; inconsiderateness.

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