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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.
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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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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.
Henri, her real one was no other than a design to impress me with an idea of her own exalted goodness and tender considerateness; so having again hastily nodded assent to her remarks, I obviated their renewal by suddenly demanding the compositions, in a sharp accent, and stepping from the estrade, I proceeded to collect them.
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.
Inwardly, I was feeling deeply touched by this gesture of typical Swahili considerateness. class="MsoNormalAnyway, the upshot of such encounters was that I was strongly spurred on to acquire and master an adequate level of Kiswahili.
These include: honesty, civic responsibility, courtesy, sportsmanship, punctuality, truthfulness, considerateness, and thrift (18).
But not in basic things like courtesy, considerateness, and respect for others' rights and privacy.
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).
Complex and sustained cooperation and teamwork require kindness and considerateness.
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. I also argue that using animals for human purposes is not always morally wrong.