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1. Prudent; foresighted.
2. Able to see far; keen-sighted.


(ˈfɑrˈsi ɪŋ)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.farseeing - capable of seeing to a great distance
farsighted, presbyopic - able to see distant objects clearly
2.farseeing - 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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He was angry that, a man of common sense, keen witted and farseeing in the ordinary affairs of life, should have placed himself so completely in a false, not to say a humiliating position.
Lynde is a very farseeing woman, isn't she, Matthew?
At such a young age, she has such a compassionate, farseeing attitude and is very aware that not everyone is as lucky as she is.
The authors also give several of Eisenhower's British lieutenants their due, particularly Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay (father of one of the co-authors) whose careful planning for the invasion's amphibious phase and farseeing logistical concerns were indispensable to the campaign's overall success.
You incorporated, in many places word for word, the British Parliament's Bill of Rights of 1689, a farseeing document that limited the powers of the king and laid out for us the lineaments of what was to be Britain's enduring (and endearing) constitutional monarchy.
Politics required farseeing and decisions that impose long lasting impacts,' he opined.
I think he was a very intelligent man, a very farseeing man, a very well respected member of Parliament.
Upon activation, System 2 can consider why society needs taxes and make a more logical, reasoned, and farseeing decision about them.
Some applauded his move as farseeing, while others were upset.
The speaker in sections 1 and 3 is a contemporary woman; in section 2, the speaker assumes a triple identity: as biblical Eve; as wise and farseeing woman, such as St.
For goodness sake, Whitelee is the largest offshore farm in Europe and taxpayers' money is being used to shut it down, and it truly begs the question of what powerful and farseeing intellectual beings were employed in devising such a scheme?