Definition of unconsidered in US English:



  • 1Disregarded and unappreciated.

    ‘a penchant for picking up unconsidered trifles’
    • ‘SIR - I wonder how many of your readers are aware of a frequently unconsidered risk accompanying the already stressful business of moving house?’
    • ‘This week's Classic trials will no doubt throw up one or two previously unconsidered names but we've decided to highlight four horses which could take high-rank in the Classic pecking order as the season progresses.’
    • ‘Babbin's revelation raises heretofore unconsidered aspects of the issue, and for that reason I flag it here.’
    • ‘At a deeper level the book works to stimulate a questioning of our basic, often unconsidered, assumptions about what we do and why we do it when we attempt to practice psychotherapy.’
    • ‘This result was somewhat hard to interpret, as no explicit phylogenetic hypothesis was made, and the effect of phylogeny on, among other things, the independence of comparisons went unconsidered.’
    • ‘Midelfort shows that Weyer's ideas on witchcraft, which forced jurists to begin considering medical testimony in such cases, had a broader, hitherto unconsidered, impact on the law.’
    • ‘If that story conflicts with your present view of your life, that's valuable: there may be an insight, an unconsidered possibility, a fresh perspective.’
    • ‘As such, contemporary journalistic criticism provides a resource that has gone largely unconsidered by academic television research in recent decades.’
    • ‘The main point of a Smart Person Book is to draw the reader's attention to otherwise unconsidered details of the phenomenon in question, or to point out odd parallels between different manifestations.’
    • ‘The only power source yet unconsidered, and the one that is unjustly vilified in the court of public opinion, is nuclear power.’
    • ‘The accelerating course of this patient's hypoxemic respiratory failure despite therapy suggests the likelihood of either an unconsidered or discarded diagnosis, or the presence of a second process superimposed on the first.’
    • ‘The claims of ‘the public,’ which underwrites federally funded research and pays academic salaries through taxes and tuition, remain unconsidered.’
    • ‘The genetic contributions of his mother, Mary Anne Wallace, to Wallace's independence, spiritual qualities, and kindness are unsuspected, unconsidered, and unknown.’
    • ‘These suggestions were just relatively unconsidered dictum - discussions of matters that really weren't at issue in the case - and are likely to be seen by the Court as having only modest precedential effect.’
    • ‘This paper looks at the previously unconsidered racial stereotype of whiteface utilized by Anglo Americans in the middle of the nineteenth century to distance their working-class from those of the newly arrived immigrant Irish.’
    • ‘British foreign policy - especially in the Middle East - cannot be left unconsidered as a factor in the motivations of criminal radical extremists.’
    • ‘The thought, previously unconsidered, brings a laugh from the big, affable Sixmilebridgeman.’
    • ‘For example, this safe space of the convent offers a myriad of previously unconsidered possibilities to Theresa in Gish Jen's novel, Typical American.’
    • ‘There remains the question of the unconsidered parts of this appeal.’
    • ‘While computer modeling of DNA sequence evolution also offers the ability to test the limits of statistical tools, untested assumptions and unconsidered processes are not included.’
    uncritical, unreasoned, unthinking, mindless, injudicious, undiscerning, indiscriminate
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    1. 1.1 (of a statement or action) not thought about in advance, and therefore rash or harsh.
      ‘I realize that my unconsidered remarks were dangerously indiscreet’
      • ‘He said at the time that the process it used for selecting films was ‘capricious, shallow, unconsidered and contradictory’.’
      • ‘The unconsidered application of a theory based on one case history to another conflict can lead to disaster.’
      • ‘In effect, Rongomaiwahine and Ngati Hine meet the criteria and should not be prevented from recognition by the exercise of that unjust and unconsidered veto.’
      • ‘Asked if she never realised the danger in blindly signing documents, she said: ‘In hindsight now, I do recognise that our actions may seem as if they were unconsidered.’’
      • ‘To be a candidate for possession of integrity the person's choices and evaluations must be her own: her identifications with her desires must be neither subject to unconsidered change nor be distorted or confused.’
      • ‘As Jo Moore discovered when she e-mailed a colleague suggesting that September 11 was a good time to ‘bury bad news’, an unconsidered thought can easily translate into a national scandal.’
      • ‘Inexperience makes itself obvious through unconsidered and overcompensated design - design that makes up in clutter for what it lacks in compositional sense.’
      • ‘In his public discourse nothing that Hickey says is random or unconsidered.’
      • ‘The thing with crime in the real world is most of it's extremely stupid, most of it is unplanned, unconsidered, and not even having a great motivation.’
      • ‘He had little time for Irish neutrality, describing it as an unconsidered stance that stemmed from the ‘desire to make a virtue out of a lack of necessity’.’
      • ‘Mumbai's ordeal-by-deluge holds important caveats for India's dynamic of unconsidered, runaway urbanisation.’
      • ‘Why not do something about our money, which looks like the most unconsidered piece of design in the Western Hemisphere?’
      • ‘Many senior figures in the SHU and many more at grassroots level feel the ‘Team GB’ proposal was rushed and unconsidered.’
      • ‘I have some corkers, but it's often the late, unconsidered letter that makes the reader shout with glee.’
      • ‘This unconsidered approach is, of course, completely normal in Britain where blowing a trumpet about ourselves, our achievements or our homes is viewed as somehow unhealthy and weird.’
      • ‘The study suggests unconsidered responses could be more important to some voters than a rational study of a candidate's merits.’
      • ‘These were not unconsidered remarks, as Bellamy repeated the substance of them in a telephone interview with the South African Mail and Guardian.’
      • ‘The committee meeting took almost a whole day, which in itself is unusual for virtually one item, and hardly indicative of an unconsidered judgment.’
      • ‘That unconsidered photograph will be your legacy, the only thing your great-grandchildren know of you.’
      • ‘This is not an unconsidered comment.’
      rash, careless, thoughtless, incautious, heedless, unheeding, inattentive, hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitous, impetuous, impulsive, daredevil, devil-may-care, hot-headed
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