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 others. [1913 Webster]

Of dauntless courage and considerate pride. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

[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.

Syn: Thoughtful; reflective; careful; discreet; prudent; deliberate; serious. See {Thoughtful}. -- {Con*sid"er*ate*ly}, adv. -- {Con*sid"er*ate*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.