- Considerate Con*sid"er*ate (k[o^]n*s[i^]d"[~e]r*[asl]t), a.
[L. consideratus, p. p.]
1. Given to consideration or to sober reflection; regardful
of consequences or circumstances; circumspect; careful;
esp. careful of the rights, claims, and feelings of
[AE]neas is patient, considerate, and careful of his people. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
The wisest and most considerate men in the world. --Sharp. [1913 Webster]
2. Having respect to; regardful. [R.] [1913 Webster]
They may be . . . more considerate of praise. --Dr. H. More.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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