[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. inconsecutive,
  2. inconsequence,
  3. inconsequent,
  4. inconsequential,
  5. inconsiderable,
  6. inconsideration,
  7. inconsistency,
  8. inconsistent,
  9. inconsolable,
  10. inconsonant

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for inconsiderate


/ (ˌɪnkənˈsɪdərɪt) /


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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