Definition of considerate in US English:

considerate

adjective

  • 1Careful not to cause inconvenience or hurt to others.

    ‘the quietest and most considerate tenants possible’
    • ‘The chairman's statement is considerate of the diverse interests represented by the leaders in the meeting.’
    • ‘Please be considerate of other spectators when using umbrellas.’
    • ‘If she is a good friend, she will appreciate your honesty and be more considerate of your feelings.’
    • ‘He must be dignified, he must be tactful and considerate of feelings and of every living creature he sees.’
    • ‘And remember to be considerate of your colleagues who may not like the same noise levels as yourself.’
    • ‘Be considerate of the fact that Wellington's climate may make them want to drown themselves in a very warm bathtub right about now.’
    • ‘She's considerate of your needs and respects the terms of your contract.’
    • ‘Even those of us who are self-employed still must be considerate of our clients and suppliers.’
    • ‘Somehow that was considerate of them, but they still were wary.’
    • ‘We are considerate of other highway users including pedestrians.’
    • ‘He said the Church should be considerate of the plight of people in the district who lost their crop because of floods that had struck the area.’
    • ‘As he admits now, he might have taken a view more considerate of his wider career had he been older and wiser.’
    • ‘You each have to be honest about your feelings and considerate of the other.’
    • ‘Be especially considerate of those who interact with the public all the time.’
    • ‘The physician should maintain a gentle and calm demeanor and be considerate of the apprehensive child.’
    • ‘It has social and political implications that are very meaningful and considerate of the masses.’
    • ‘The emergency services have joined the hospital in a plea to parents to be more considerate of the potential danger caused by careless parking.’
    • ‘In conclusion, I say to all you smokers out there - always be considerate of your fellow non-smoking citizens.’
    • ‘Also, if you share the space that you're decorating, you should try to be considerate of your room-mates' tastes.’
    • ‘But instead of being considerate of my needs, he thought of me as just another conquest.’
    attentive, thoughtful, concerned, solicitous, mindful, heedful, obliging, accommodating, helpful, cooperative, patient
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    1. 1.1archaic Showing careful thought.
      ‘be considerate over your handwriting’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

considerate

/kənˈsidərət//kənˈsɪdərət/