inconsideration

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French inconsideration and its source, Latin inconsiderātiōnem.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

inconsideration (plural inconsiderations)

  1. Lack of due consideration; inattention to consequences, thoughtlessness.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.11:
      new trained Souldiers, and such as are but novices in the trade, doe often headlong, and hand over head cast themselves into dangers, with more inconsideration, than afterward when they have seene and endured the first shocke, and are better trained in the schoole of perils.
Last modified on 27 August 2013, at 01:22