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1. Having or showing regard for the needs or feelings of others. See Synonyms at thoughtful.
2. Archaic Characterized by careful thought; deliberate.

[Middle English, observed, from Latin cōnsīderātus, past participle of cōnsīderāre, to consider; see consider.]

con·sid′er·ate·ly adv.
con·sid′er·ate·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.considerateness - kind and considerate regard for others; "he showed no consideration for her feelings"
attentiveness - the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others
kindness - the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic
tact, tactfulness - consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
References in classic literature ?
I shall do nothing rashly: you know me sufficiently to confide in my prudence and considerateness whenever the safety of others is committed to my care.
Her misgiving was such that at dusk, when the milking was over, she walked in the garden alone, to continue her regrets that she had disclosed to him her discovery of his considerateness.
Surpass, ye higher men, the petty virtues, the petty policy, the sand-grain considerateness, the ant-hill trumpery, the pitiable comfortableness, the "happiness of the greatest number"--!
But the last singularity explains the first, as I intimated once before: you, with your gravity, considerateness, and caution were made to be the recipient of secrets.
And little could she comfort herself with the thought that it was not his real self, for she remembered his gentleness and considerateness, all his finenesses of the past.
But not in basic things like courtesy, considerateness, and respect for others' rights and privacy.
Complex and sustained cooperation and teamwork require kindness and considerateness.
In regard to utilitarianism, though it does give primary emphasis to other-regarding concern, it seems better to speak of a template of considerateness rather than respect, since the utilitarian is concerned with maximizing pleasure (or preference-satisfaction) and minimizing pain (or dissatisfaction).
I continue my argument defending speciesism and against the idea that animals have rights, though not against treating animals with a certain kind of moral considerateness.
And he gave several instances of Waugh's considerateness to him.
Moreover, millions of people show generosity, charity, kindness, considerateness toward others, even if only once they have taken reasonably good care of their own affairs, so the "always" in that idea of Hobbes goes counter to what we know well enough about ourselves and other people.
Civility provides a "communicative form of moral conduct" that displays respect, tolerance, or considerateness (Calhoun, 2000, p.