Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.


Deliberation, consideration, or planning for the future; foresight.

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


(fɔrˈθɔt fəl, foʊr-)

full of or having forethought.
fore•thought′ful•ly, adv.
fore•thought′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.forethoughtful - thoughtful of the future; "careful forethoughtful planning"
provident - providing carefully for the future; "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education"
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
In the first aspect, first in a travel to Iraq he attempted to change the mental field of society as well as communication with the Shiite authorities in Najaf and receiving their Esteftaats, thus when he went to the Atabat Aliat in Iraq asked Shiite supreme jurist, Sheikh Morteza Ansari, 14 questions about the way of Muslims' behavior; and in all cases Sheikh Ansari, who was a forethoughtful jurist, in all cases forbade to disrespect the sanctity and to harass the Zoroastrian tribe, and only allowed to get the legal fine or taxes with the local jurist.
t=rutery_2007&i=2480 forethoughtful thortveitite motrin http://www.
bioelectricities bloodthirstiest butterscotches clothespresses coproprietorships corruptibilities depressibilities destructibilities distributorship electrologists electrophoresis electrosurgeries flibbertigibbet fluoroscopists forethoughtful herpetologists heterostructure horticulturists illegibilities irreducibilities irreproducible osteosclerosis perfectibilities pressoreceptor professorships proprietorships proprietresses pseudohistoric reducibilities repressibilities scrupulosities spectroscopists stereospecific subdirectories supersecrecies superstructures supersuccessful susceptibilities troubleshooters