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Synonyms for provident
ˈprɒv ɪ dənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. provident(adj)

    providing carefully for the future

    "wild squirrels are provident"; "a provident father plans for his children's education"

    unforethoughtful, shortsighted, unforesightful, myopic, imprudent, thriftless, improvident, short

  2. provident(adj)

    careful in regard to your own interests

    "the prudent use and development of resources"; "wild squirrels are provident"

    improvident, short, unforesightful, imprudent, myopic, unforethoughtful, shortsighted, thriftless

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. provident

    forecasting, foreseeing, cautious, considerate

    improvident, reckless, careless, inconsiderate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. provident(a.)

    careful (for the future), prudent, discreet, cautious, forecasting, frugal, economical

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "provident":

    forecast, pre-need, foresight, forethought, forecasting, contingency, chik, fu

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How to use provident in a sentence?

  1. Feltham:

    In all that belongs to man you cannot find a greater wonder than memory. What a treasury of all things! What a record! What a journal of all! As if provident Nature, because she would have man circumspect, had furnished him with an account-book, to carry always with him. Yet it neither burthens nor takes up room.

  2. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    ... above this race of men stands an immense and tutelary power, which takes upon itself alone to secure their gratifications, and to watch over their fate. That power is absolute, minute, regular, provident, and mild. It would be like the authority of a parent, if, like that authority, its object was to prepare them for manhood; but it seeks, on the contrary, to keep them in perpetual childhood...


    An attribute of good/true leadership is forethoughtfulness [careful anticipation and preparation for the future ahead]. I mean, a true leader ought to be provident i.e. timely preparation for the future [challenges) is required of him or her. ~Emeasoba George

  4. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    A person of integrity oversees himself or herself. For Christians, the principle of integrity, what holds us together, is faith. The belief that a provident God accompanies us on every step of life’s journey and in everything we do keeps us from doing anything that cannot be done in God’s company and with the help of His grace.

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  • vorausschauend, vorsorgend, vorsorglichGerman
  • προνοητικόςGreek
  • providenteSpanish
  • kaukoviisas, kaukokatseinenFinnish
  • շրջահայաց, հեռատես, կանխատեսArmenian
  • fyrirhyggjusamur, framsýnn, aðgætinn, forsjállIcelandic
  • vooruitziend, voorzichtig, voorbedachtzaam, voorzorgend, vooruitschouwend, provident, vooruitkijkend, voorzorgelijk, voorziendDutch
  • przezornyPolish
  • предви́дящийRussian
  • ProvidentSwedish
  • ihtiyatlıTurkish

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