Definition of considerate in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈsidərət/


1Careful not to cause inconvenience or hurt to others: the quietest and most considerate tenants possible
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  • It has social and political implications that are very meaningful and considerate of the masses.
  • As he admits now, he might have taken a view more considerate of his wider career had he been older and wiser.
  • He must be dignified, he must be tactful and considerate of feelings and of every living creature he sees.
attentive, thoughtful, solicitous, mindful, heedful;
obliging, accommodating, helpful, cooperative, patient;
kind, unselfish, compassionate, sympathetic, caring, charitable, altruistic, generous;
polite, sensitive, tactful
1.1 archaic Showing careful thought: be considerate over your handwriting



Pronunciation: /kənˈsidərətlē/
Example sentences
  • However, you must ensure you motivate kindly and considerately.
  • Aries hide doubts about themselves behind a pretty convincing show of bravado, but taming your wild side and behaving considerately will express your best qualities this week.
  • ‘I wouldn't sully your ears with it,’ he says considerately.


Pronunciation: /kənˈsid(ə)rətnəs/
Example sentences
  • He often manifests a gregarious desire for team-mates and audiences, a tactful considerateness for their concerns; and he has a capacity for deeply felt shame, leading him to maximize the chances he takes of exposure.
  • In conclusion, I wish to commend the considerateness of the editors and staff in opting for a larger type of print, making English reading easier for the younger generations now studying in high schools and universities.
  • Yes, he's still self-assured and persistent, but he manages to retain an air of considerateness and general likeability that makes it easy to understand why she is attracted to him despite her best intentions.


Late 16th century (in the sense 'showing careful thought'): from Latin consideratus, past participle of considerare 'examine' (see consider).

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Syllabification: con·sid·er·ate

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