unconsidered

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ considered

Adjective[edit]

unconsidered (comparative more unconsidered, superlative most unconsidered)

  1. Not considered.
    1. (of an action or statement) Not carefully planned or thought through beforehand.
      • 1688, Aphra Behn, Oroonoko, London: William Canning, p. 201,[1]
        He protested to him [] that this Flight of his shou’d be look’d on as a heat of Youth, and rashness of a too forward Courage, and an unconsider’d impatience of Liberty, and no more;
      • 1896, Joseph Conrad, An Outcast of the Islands, London: T. Fisher Unwin, Part 1, Chapter 5, p. 61,[2]
        In his extreme desire to grasp dollars and power, the unintellectual exile was ready to throw himself into the arms of any wandering cut-throat whose help could be secured, and Babalatchi experienced great difficulty in restraining him from unconsidered violence.
      • 2013, J. M. Coetzee, The Childhood of Jesus, London: Harvill Secker, Chapter 15, p. 116,[3]
        If the remark were merely unconsidered, if on further reflection he would like to withdraw or amend it, I am sure the gesture would be appreciated.
    2. Not noticed; not considered worthy of notice.
      Synonym: neglected
      • c. 1610, William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale, Act IV, Scene 3,[4]
        My father [] was likewise a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles.
      • 1895, Thomas Hardy, Jude the Obscure, London and New York: Harper, Part 5, Chapter 6, p. 361,[5]
        At length the auction began in the room below, whence they could hear each familiar article knocked down, the highly prized ones cheaply, the unconsidered at an unexpected price.
      • 1906, William John Locke, The Belovéd Vagabond, London: John Lane, The Bodley Head, Chapter 22, p. 285,[6]
        She pointed to a draughty, unconsidered table by the door.