Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • With due consideration or deliberation; with reason.
  • With thoughtful regard, as for the circumstances and feelings of others; kindly: as, he very considerately offered me his umbrella.

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  • adverb Giving a considerate appearance.
  • adverb Acting with consideration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a considerate manner

Etymologies

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considerate +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Nothing could have reconciled us to a burst of such -- audacity -- we use the word considerately -- but the exhibition of a spirit divinely imbued with the

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  • Anne "considerately" responds that Eve should just study for her finals.

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  • It the letter declined, indeed, to publish the tale, for business reasons, but it discussed its merits and demerits so courteously, so considerately, in a spirit so rational, with a discrimination so enlightened, that this very refusal cheered the author better than a vulgarly-expressed acceptance would have done.

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  • Worse still, Viko had not considerately done the deed downstairs in the living room or God forbid! in the not-yet reupholstered basement, but, rather, right in front of the master bedroom/bathroom area on the second floor!

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  • They continued through decent comportment (“In the presence of others, sing not to yourself with a humming noise nor drum with your fingers or feet”; and “Kill not vermin, as fleas, lice, ticks, etc., in the sight of others”) and such subjects as table manners (“Cleanse not your teeth with the tablecloth”), to general instructions on treating people considerately.

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  • It the letter declined, indeed, to publish the tale, for business reasons, but it discussed its merits and demerits so courteously, so considerately, in a spirit so rational, with a discrimination so enlightened, that this very refusal cheered the author better than a vulgarly-expressed acceptance would have done.

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  • Fast-paced, instantly approachable, and considerably and considerately iterated on for the better part of a year, Quarrel is already set to be a game worth yelling about.

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  • While we love all the functionality and safety that's been considerately built in like the adjustable fitments on the arms and forearms, we just can't get over the Platinum era Marvel comics styling.

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  • Or maybe she was indeed a hooker ashamed of revealing herself to someone who treated her considerately.

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  • They continued through decent comportment (“In the presence of others, sing not to yourself with a humming noise nor drum with your fingers or feet”; and “Kill not vermin, as fleas, lice, ticks, etc., in the sight of others”) and such subjects as table manners (“Cleanse not your teeth with the tablecloth”), to general instructions on treating people considerately.

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  • "Think of a number between seven and nine", said Tom, considerately.

    December 12, 2007