inconsiderate

[in-kuhn-sid-er-it]
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adjective
  1. without due regard for the rights or feelings of others: It was inconsiderate of him to keep us waiting.
  2. acting without consideration; thoughtless; heedless.
  3. 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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inconsiderate

adjective
  1. lacking in care or thought for others; heedless; thoughtless
  2. rare insufficiently considered
Derived Formsinconsiderately, adverbinconsiderateness or inconsideration, noun
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Word Origin and History for inconsideration
n.

1520s, from Late Latin inconsiderationem (nominative inconsideratio) "inconsiderateness," from inconsideratus (see inconsiderate).

inconsiderate

adj.

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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