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1. The ability or action of imagining or anticipating what might happen in the future.
2. Care in providing for the future: Spending all of your money at once shows little foresight.

fore′sight′ed adj.
fore′sight′ed·ly adv.
fore′sight′ed·ness n.
fore′sight′ful adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.foresighted - 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"


Characterized by foresight:
References in classic literature ?
Poets not being generally foresighted in practical affairs, no vision of consequences would restrain him.
Outside the country, Mr Kenamile pointed out that BOL was in a bid to rent coastal storage in Mozambique, construct another coastal storage in Durban in conjunction with South Africa amongst other foresighted developments to satisfy the 1 200 billion litres of petroleum products consumed locally.
The Djinn's Apple was published in 2016 by the indie publisher El-Muthaqaf whose foresighted team have been supporting strong prose and new voices for years.
This is the result of a foresighted vision that anticipates the future and prepares to export the last barrel of oil.
The Quaid had foresighted the need for a language whose strong cultural and civilizational influence could strengthen unity among the multilinguistic society.
To me the moral of the story isn't that anyone who bought Apple stock at the IPO price and has held it ever since was shrewder or more foresighted than the rest of us.
Mohammad Naeem, Assistant Professor, Economics department, University of Peshawar also lauded the speech of Prime Minister and termed it very comprehensive, inclusive and foresighted.
It is a foresighted initiated that will not only strengthen the current relationship but will consolidate the foundation for friendship of our coming generations,' he said.
We know it's possible, because today some foresighted foresters produce diverse species of wood vital to rural mills and jobs, without any aerial herbicide applications
Inspired and foresighted members and staff conceived and implemented the ASABE Technical Library.
those who do not anticipate correctly, would still engage in malinvestments and trigger a business cycle because the foresighted ones cannot bid up the interest rate overnight.