consideration

Consideration is kindness and thoughtful regard for others, or an act of thoughtfulness. Treating others as you would have them treat you (the Golden Rule) is one example of consideration.

The verb consider comes from the Latin for "contemplate," and hidden in the word is sid,, the Latin root for "star." Originally it meant to examine something very thoroughly, or carefully, as if you were staring at the night sky, contemplating its mystery. If you give something consideration, you think about it carefully, and not too quickly. When you’re making a tough decision, you need to give consideration to all possible outcomes before making up your mind.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: consideration

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n
the process of giving careful thought to something
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n
kind and considerate regard for others
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n
a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: consideration
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n the process of giving careful thought to something

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advisement, deliberation, weighing
careful consideration
exploration
a systematic consideration
contemplation, musing, reflection, reflexion, rumination, thoughtfulness
a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
cogitation, study
attentive consideration and meditation
meditation, speculation
continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
meditation
(religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
think
an instance of deliberate thinking
introspection, self-contemplation, self-examination
the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
retrospect
contemplation of things past
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cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought, thought process
the process of using your mind to consider something carefully

n information that should be kept in mind when making a decision

“another consideration is the time it would take”
Synonyms:
circumstance, condition
Types:
justification
something (such as a fact or circumstance) that shows an action to be reasonable or necessary
mitigating circumstance
(law) a circumstance that does not exonerate a person but which reduces the penalty associated with the offense
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information
knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

n a discussion of a topic (as in a meeting)

consideration of the traffic problem took more than an hour”
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reconsideration
a consideration of a topic (as in a meeting) with a view to changing an earlier decision
Type of:
discourse, discussion, treatment
an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
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n kind and considerate regard for others

“he showed no consideration for her feelings”
Synonyms:
considerateness, thoughtfulness
Antonyms:
inconsiderateness, inconsideration, thoughtlessness
the quality of failing to be considerate of others
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attentiveness
the trait of being considerate and thoughtful of others
tact, tactfulness
consideration in dealing with others and avoiding giving offense
delicacy, diplomacy, discreetness, finesse
subtly skillful handling of a situation
address, savoir-faire
social skill
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kindness
the quality of being warmhearted and considerate and humane and sympathetic

n a considerate and thoughtful act

Synonyms:
thoughtfulness
Type of:
benignity, kindness
a kind act
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n a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone

Synonyms:
retainer
Types:
quid, quid pro quo
something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises
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fee
a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
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