The ability to foresee or prepare wisely for the future.
Having the foresight to prepare an evacuation plan may have saved their lives.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
foresight, foresightedness, foresightfulnessnoun
providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
prevision, foresight, farsightedness, prospiciencenoun
seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
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Business more than any other occupation is a continual dealing with the future it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Zhang is a CEO with tremendous foresight, he's not just sitting back trying to crank out refrigerators. He's trying to think about what the company can become.
Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.
Fear keeps pace with hope. Nor does their so moving together surprise me; both belong to a mind in suspense, to a mind in a state of anxiety through looking into the future. Both are mainly due to projecting our thoughts far ahead of us instead of adapting ourselves to the present. Thus it is that foresight, the greatest blessing humanity has been given, is transformed into a curse.
**(C)(P)-THE URGENCY OF NOW-SITUATION DICTATES THAT WE ACT WITH DUE DILIGENCE AND COMPETENCE TO GET AND ACHIEVE OUR FOCUSED OBJECTIVES. DIFFICULT CONSEQUENCES MAY ARISE FROM DIFFICULT DECISIONS MADE. HINDSIGHT MAY ALWAYS TRY TO VALIDATE FORESIGHT, BUT ONLY IF FORESIGHT WAS PREDICTABLE IN ITS OUTCOMES!
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- мушка, предвиждане, предвидливостBulgarian
- Hellsichtigkeit, VoraussichtGerman
- πρόνοια, στόχαστροGreek
- adivinación, previsión, profecíaSpanish
- آینده نگریPersian
- clairvoyance, prévoyance, prescienceFrench
- fadcheann, fadbhreathnaitheachtIrish
- רְאִיַת הַנוֹלָדHebrew
- 予見, 先見, 照星Japanese
- предусмотрительность, му́шка, предвидение, визи́рRussian
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