con|sid|er|ate [kənˈsıdərıt] adj
always thinking of what other people need or want and being careful not to upset them
He was always kind and considerate.
it is considerate of sb (to do sth)
It was very considerate of you to let us know you were going to be late.
considerate towards
As a motorist, I try to be considerate towards cyclists.
>considerately adv

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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