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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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No doubt it is premature to judge, as Xi foresightfully set a due date of 2020.
This allows us not only to understand others' choices and inner lives better, but to feel our way more foresightfully to adaptively better choices ourselves.
Weber's Zwischenbetrachung foresightfully viewed the trajecto ry of modern life as increasingly divided into autonomous institutional spheres running on their own dynamics, leaving personal life an arena for private and erotic sentiments.