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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.
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forethought

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

(ˈfɔrˌθɔt, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
1. thoughtful provision beforehand; provident care; prudence.
2. a thinking of something beforehand; previous consideration; anticipation.
[1250–1300]
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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
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forethought

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forethought

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

forethought

[ˈfɔːθɔːt] Nprevisión f
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forethought

[ˈfɔːrθɔːt] nprévoyance f
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forethought

nVorbedacht m
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forethought

[ˈfɔːˌθɔːt] nprevidenza
to act with forethought → essere previdente
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forethought

(ˈfoːθoːt) noun
thought about, or concern for, the future. They acted without sufficient forethought.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
He who exercises no forethought but makes light of his opponents is sure to be captured by them.
It is also from natural causes that some beings command and others obey, that each may obtain their mutual safety; for a being who is endowed with a mind capable of reflection and forethought is by nature the superior and governor, whereas he whose excellence is merely corporeal is formect to be a slave; whence it follows that the different state of master [1252b] and slave is equally advantageous to both.
He told her he had often noticed that she lacked forethought.
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. Practically he had already sunk to the level of an animal.
It was evident that she had been prepared to weep, for she had provided herself with a sufficiency of handkerchiefs; I admired her forethought, but in retrospect it made her tears perhaps less moving.
No, it ain't; but it's more by luck than forethought. I ain't got any patience with your flowers and frizzled-out hair and furbelows an' airs an' graces, for all the world like your Miss-Nancy father."
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.
With the same anxious forethought he wrote a letter of instructions to Captain Thorn, in which he urged the strictest attention to the health of himself and his crew, and to the promotion of good-humor and harmony on board his ship.
With a woman's natural forethought in a difficult position, she had provided the furnishing of the tea-table as a subtle indication of the social difference between her and her guest.
The question was set at rest by his forethought, disclosed by the arrival of some large packages addressed to her.
After some delay, the object of her desire was procured, likewise a bottle of dressing to prevent further loss of time at home, and off she drove again, well pleased with her own forethought.