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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.
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Noun1.foresightedness - providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
providence - the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources
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The exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters:
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