Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to foresighted: foresightedness


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.
Foresighted city council members and city employees started in 2006 working toward utilizing the excess methane that was being largely flared and wasted at the sewer plant.
They have to start charging 5p a bag now, but if a customer is foresighted enough to keep bringing in the same bag, they should still be rewarded.
There are whole tribes made up of Sunnis and Shi'as that resulted from this foresighted approach.
Addressing on the occasion, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti said that the slain ANP leader Azam Khan Hoti was a veteran and foresighted political leader and such leaders born once in hundred years.
What Franklin had to say about financial self-reliance was amazingly foresighted.
It's going to be the more foresighted media managers who are going to say that they can't count on that forever, and will have to start making plans right now.
Rarely in modern history have we seen such decisive statesmanship, reflecting a rare combination of realism, honesty, humility, boldness and foresighted leadership.
Saifullah Jamro foresighted that scientific methodology of pre and post mothercare activities are concerned with counselling for bring up of children health.
While some of the advice is dated, some is very foresighted and incredibly similar to the guidance given out today, such as taking exercise for at least half an hour daily.
To ensure that their populations can survive if water became scarce or dried up, foresighted leaders in some parts of the world are taking precautionary measures--one such is seawater desalination.
Cyprus should do the same with Turkey through a foresighted Gas monetization strategy.