[ in-kuhn-sid-er-it ]
/ ˌɪn kənˈsɪd ər ɪt /


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

OTHER WORDS FROM inconsiderate

in·con·sid·er·ate·ly, adverbin·con·sid·er·ate·ness, in·con·sid·er·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for inconsiderate

/ (ˌɪnkənˈsɪdərɪt) /


lacking in care or thought for others; heedless; thoughtless
rare insufficiently considered

Derived forms of inconsiderate

inconsiderately, adverbinconsiderateness or inconsideration, noun
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