Discussion in 'English Only' started by hly2004, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. hly2004 Banned

    Hi, everyone:

    Can I describe a person who's considerate with "detail-minded"?

    Best wishes.
  2. Kelly B

    Kelly B Senior Member

    USA English
    No; a person can be both, but those terms don't mean the same thing.
    Considerate: thoughtful, compassionate, sympathetic, sensitive, attentive... source: Rodale, Synonym Finder (and there are plenty more)

    Detail-minded: meticulous, perhaps.
  3. User1001 Senior Member

    American English
    Kelly B had the right idea by suggesting the use of meticulous, but I'm not sure that there are really any other words to describe the characteristic. Perhaps you could look at synonyms of meticulous, to see if one of those suit the situation better? :D
  4. hly2004 Banned


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