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[kuh n-sid-er-it] /kənˈsɪd ər ɪt/

showing kindly awareness or regard for another’s feelings, circumstances, etc.:
a very considerate critic.
carefully ; deliberate.
marked by or reflection; deliberate; prudent.
thoughtful towards other people; kind
(rare) carefully thought out; considered

1570s, “marked by deliberation,” from Latin consideratus, past participle of considerare (see consider). Of persons, “deliberate, prudent,” 1580s; meaning “showing consideration for others” is from c.1700. Related: Considerately; considerateness.


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