American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or marked by regard for the needs or feelings of others. See Synonyms at thoughtful.
- adj. Characterized by careful thought; deliberate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Given to consideration or sober reflection; thoughtful; hence, circumspect; careful; discreet; prudent; not hasty or rash; not negligent.
- Regardful; mindful.
- Marked by consideration or reflection; deliberate; thoughtful; heedful: as, to give a proposal a considerate examination.
- Characterized by consideration or regard for another's circumstances or feelings; not heedless or unfeeling; not rigorous or exacting; kind: as, a considerate master; considerate treatment.
- adj. consciously thoughtful and observant (often of other people); caring
- adj. characterised by careful and conscious thought; deliberate
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Given to consideration or to sober reflection; regardful of consequences or circumstances; circumspect; careful; esp. careful of the rights, claims, and feelings of others.
- adj. rare Having respect to; regardful.
- adj. showing concern for the rights and feelings of others
- Middle English, observed, from Latin cōnsīderātus, past participle of cōnsīderāre, to consider; see consider. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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