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part of speech: adjective
definition: lacking in thoughtfulness or consideration for others.
It was inconsiderate of the young people to stay seated while that elderly lady had to stand on the bus.
insensitive, thoughtless, unthinking
attentive, careful, considerate, decent, kind, thoughtful
similar words:
careless, discourteous, impolite, rude, tactless, uncharitable, uncivil, unkind, unmannerly
Word Combinations  About this feature
adverb + (adj.)inconsiderate emotionally, rather
(adj.)inconsiderate + noun bastard, behavior, boss, difference, dog, driver, feature, jerk, old-school, owner, partner, term
derivations: inconsiderately (adv.), inconsiderateness (n.), inconsideration (n.)
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The word inconsiderate contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.