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.
Of dauntless courage and considerate pride. --Milton.
Æneas is patient, considerate, and careful of his people. --Dryden.
The wisest and most considerate men in the world. --Sharp.
2. Having respect to; regardful. [R.]
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.
adj : showing concern for the rights and feelings of others;
"friends considerate enough to leave us alone" [ant: inconsiderate]