What are some opposite words for foresight?

Antonyms for foresight
ˈfɔrˌsaɪt, ˈfoʊr-fore·sight

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Wiktionary3.0 / 1 vote

  1. foresightnoun


  2. foresightnoun

    The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.

    Having the foresight to prepare an evacuation plan may have saved their lives.


    foreknowledge, divination, clairvoyance, prescience, prophecy

  3. foresightnoun


  4. foresightnoun


English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. foresight

    Expectation may be either of good or evil; presentiment almost always, apprehension and foreboding always, of evil; anticipation and antepast, commonly of good. Thus, we speak of the pleasures of anticipation. A foretaste may be of good or evil, and is more than imaginary; it is a part actually received in advance. Foresight and forethought prevent future evil and secure future good by timely looking forward, and acting upon what is foreseen. Compare ANTICIPATE.

    astonishment, consummation, despair, doubt, doubt, dread, enjoyment, fear, realization, surprise, wonder

    antepast, anticipation, apprehension, expectancy, expectation, foreboding, forecast, foretaste, forethought, hope, presentiment, prevision

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Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 2 votes

  1. foresight, foresightedness, foresightfulnessnoun

    providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future

    prospicience, farsightedness, foresightedness, prevision, foresightfulness

  2. prevision, foresight, farsightedness, prospiciencenoun

    seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing

    foresightfulness, anticipation, prescience, longsightedness, prediction, farsightedness, hypermetropy, prevision, hypermetropia, prospicience, hyperopia, presbyopia, foresightedness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. foresightnoun

    prescience, foreknowledge, prudence

How to use foresight in a sentence?

  1. Bill Brewster:

    That they didn't have enough foresight to think this might happen is offensive to me.

  2. Joseph Addison:

    There is not any present moment that is unconnected with some future one. The life of every man is a continued chain of incidents, each link of which hangs upon the former. The transition from cause to effect, from event to event, is often carried on by secret steps, which our foresight cannot divine, and our sagacity is unable to trace. Evil may at some future period bring forth good; and good may bring forth evil, both equally unexpected.

  3. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Some statesmen have been tagged as having great 'foresight' in their deliberations and activities. Are there any historical records of outstanding statesmen as possessing 'sight' in the ninth, tenth or double digit degree in their particular category of achievement?

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.


    responsibility! americans love to say-it is, what it is. I, ras cardo say:- responsibility is foresight, not hindsight. It is looking far beyond the- here and now of the consequences which will most surely flow from our actions or in-actions. We must show young people how to-look for it, embrace it, and use it by being it. This is what we should mean when we say-it is, what it is. It is something , much better when its shared.

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