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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.


possessing foresight
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.foresightful - 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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However, we also wish to make a foresightful contribution to sustainable tourism development in urban areas throughout Europe," continues Kettner.
In time, and after a full accord is signed with Iran, a specific UN resolution would be put to a vote to lift the embargo, though adopting a preemptive move was neither wise nor foresightful.
In a very foresightful way, Kieffer presages the controversy while adroitly avoiding painting Bergdahl in the monochromatic hues of hero or traitor.
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