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1. Prudent; foresighted.
2. Able to see far; keen-sighted.


(ˈfɑrˈsi ɪŋ)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.farseeing - capable of seeing to a great distance
farsighted, presbyopic - able to see distant objects clearly
2.farseeing - planning prudently for the future; "large goals that required farsighted policies"; "took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
provident - providing carefully for the future; "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education"
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He was angry that, a man of common sense, keen witted and farseeing in the ordinary affairs of life, should have placed himself so completely in a false, not to say a humiliating position.
Lynde is a very farseeing woman, isn't she, Matthew?
Her books are about the women she encountered in her wanderings--mystical, independent, farseeing women who had a deep, abiding connection to the natural world," says Graulich.
In these volatile environments, farseeing boards can use multiple vacancies to acquire the cutting-edge skills and experience that will be critically important to the company's competitive viability in the future.
Some applauded his move as farseeing, while others were upset.
I began under an agency system--while it's true that my firm did investments along with insurance, which was pretty farseeing in the 1960s, we still had a strong manager system.
Under her careful and farseeing watch the Station continued and expanded its mission of local scientific discovery (including the discovery of new species), protection of the endangered Florida scrub habitat (where Colletes francesae lives), and natural history education.
The process by which Zionist Jews have been able to promote American support for the partition of Palestine demonstrates the vital need of a foreign policy based on national rather than partisan interestsC* Only when the national interests of the United States, in their highest terms, take precedence over all other considerations, can a logical, farseeing foreign policy be evolved.
For goodness sake, Whitelee is the largest offshore farm in Europe and taxpayers' money is being used to shut it down, and it truly begs the question of what powerful and farseeing intellectual beings were employed in devising such a scheme?
But, he added, "There were, however, wise and farseeing men in the Colonies--too many to mention--who spoke out against test oaths and all the philosophy of intolerance behind them.