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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
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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.
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"--!
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.
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.
It's a considerateness that, he insists, he extends to women, despite their position in his songs as conquests and rarely much else.
There's a tremendous amount of considerateness in everyone's day-to-day interactions," said Donna Ann Welton, minister-counselor for Political Affairs.
For instance, we ascribe to people traits of character like honesty, punctuality, considerateness and meanness.
We have really admired him for his dedication to his duties, sincerity and considerateness.
There is this calmness, sensitivity, considerateness that only seems to come with being a musician.
Creatures that are individuated only through socialization are vulnerable and morally in need of considerateness.
The international press praised the discipline, considerateness and devotion that the Japanese citizens demonstrated, saying that it represented the evolution of the human spirit," the president noted.