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considerate

con·sid·er·ate

considerate

 
pronunciation:
kn sI d riht
part of speech: adjective
definition: showing regard for the feelings and needs of others.
The policeman was very considerate of the man's widow and asked his questions very gently.It was very considerate of you to do all the cleaning up after the rest of us went to bed.
synonyms:
attentive, regardful, thoughtful
antonyms:
careless, inconsiderate, thoughtless
similar words:
accommodating, benevolent, careful, charitable, compassionate, decent, delicate, devoted, friendly, gracious, kind, mindful, nice, obliging, respectful, sensitive, solicitous, sweet, sympathetic
derivations: considerately (adv.), considerateness (n.)