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Synonyms for forethought
ˈfɔrˌθɔt, ˈfoʊr-fore·thought

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forethought

    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.

    Synonyms:
    antepast, anticipation, apprehension, expectancy, expectation, foreboding, forecast, foresight, foretaste, hope, presentiment, prevision

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. premeditation, forethoughtnoun

    planning or plotting in advance of acting

    Synonyms:
    care, premeditation, precaution, caution

  2. caution, precaution, care, forethoughtnoun

    judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

    "he exercised caution in opening the door"; "he handled the vase with care"

    Synonyms:
    circumspection, precaution, aid, tending, upkeep, guard, caveat, caution, cautiousness, concern, premeditation, charge, safeguard, tutelage, guardianship, carefulness, maintenance, attention, care, fear

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forethoughtnoun

    Synonyms:
    foresight, forecast, anticipation, precaution, prudence, provident regard to the future

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forethoughtadjective

    Synonyms:
    aforethought, prepense, deliberate

  2. forethoughtnoun

    Synonyms:
    premeditation, prescience, forecast, precaution, prudence, providence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "forethought":

    provident, foresight

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How to use forethought in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Alva Edison:

    Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

  2. Euripides:

    The man who knows when not to act is wise. To my mind, bravery is forethought.

  3. Jim Risch:

    When Idahoans hear someone who conspired with tree spikers is the administration’s pick to lead the largest land management agency in America, they are rightfully appalled. Conspiring with tree spikers is not a mistake, a mistake is opening the sock drawer in the morning and pulling out two socks that don’t match. When you knowingly, willfully, intentionally, with malice and forethought, attempt to take someone else’s life – that’s not a mistake.

  4. Charles Roberts Buxton:

    In life, as in chess, forethought wins.

  5. Octavia E. Butler:

    Choose your leaders with wisdom and forethought. To be led by a coward is to be controlled by all that the coward fears. To be led by a fool is to be led by the opportunists who control the fool. To be led by a thief is to offer up your most precious treasures to be stolen. To be led by a liar is to ask to be lied to. To be led by a tyrant is to sell yourself and those you love into slavery.

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Translations for forethought

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  • предвидливост, преднамереностBulgarian
  • weise VoraussichtGerman
  • previsiónSpanish
  • järki, ennakointi, kauaskatseisuus, järkevyysFinnish

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