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fore·thought

 (fôr′thôt′)
n.
Deliberation, consideration, or planning for the future; foresight.

fore′thought′ful adj.
fore′thought′ful·ly adv.

forethought

(ˈfɔːˌθɔːt)
n
1. advance consideration or deliberation
2. thoughtful anticipation of future events
foreˈthoughtful adj
foreˈthoughtfully adv
foreˈthoughtfulness n

fore•thought

(ˈfɔrˌθɔt, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
1. thoughtful provision beforehand; provident care; prudence.
2. a thinking of something beforehand; previous consideration; anticipation.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forethought - planning or plotting in advance of acting
planning, preparation, provision - the cognitive process of thinking about what you will do in the event of something happening; "his planning for retirement was hindered by several uncertainties"
2.forethought - judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger; "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"
judiciousness - good judgment

forethought

forethought

noun
The exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters:
Translations
تَرَوٍّ، تَفْكير عن المُسْتَقْبَل
prozíravostrozmysl
forudseenhedomtanke
framsÿni; fyrirhyggja
išankstinis apgalvojimas
tālredzība

forethought

[ˈfɔːθɔːt] Nprevisión f

forethought

[ˈfɔːrθɔːt] nprévoyance f

forethought

nVorbedacht m

forethought

[ˈfɔːˌθɔːt] nprevidenza
to act with forethought → essere previdente

forethought

(ˈfoːθoːt) noun
thought about, or concern for, the future. They acted without sufficient forethought.
References in classic literature ?
People who hire all these things done for them never know what they lose, for the homeliest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them, and Meg found so many proofs of this that everything in her small nest, from the kitchen roller to the silver vase on her parlor table, was eloquent of home love and tender forethought.
He told her he had often noticed that she lacked forethought.
No, it ain't; but it's more by luck than forethought.
It was a remarkable instance of want of forethought on the part of the ironmonger who had made Mrs.
For as they have no pretensions to an angle, being inferior in this respect to the very lowest of the Isosceles, they are consequently wholly devoid of brain-power, and have neither reflection, judgment nor forethought, and hardly any memory.
But to go from here without a plan, without forethought, in the heat of a moment, is madder than madness, and can help nothing.
he said,and then went on to ask about the means of making consignments and the forms to be gone through, and of all sorts of difficulties which might arise, but by forethought could be guarded against.
The curate, I found, was quite incapable of dis- cussion; this new and culminating atrocity had robbed him of all vestiges of reason or forethought.
He who exercises no forethought but makes light of his opponents is sure to be captured by them.
One might have fancied that Athos had educated him with the express forethought of such a great event.
Seeing his total want of care and forethought, Captain Bonneville determined to let him suffer a little, in hopes it might prove a salutary lesson; and, at any rate, to make him no more presents while in the neighborhood of his needy cousins.
To say nothing of Joshua Rann's fiddle, which, by an act of generous forethought, he had provided himself with, in case any one should be of sufficiently pure taste to prefer dancing to a solo on that instrument.