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View synonyms for aforethought

aforethought

[ uh-fawr-thawt, uh-fohr- ]

adjective

  1. thought thought of previously; premeditated (usually used predicatively):

    with malice aforethought.



noun

  1. premeditation; forethought.

aforethought

/ əˈfɔːˌθɔːt /

adjective

  1. immediately postpositive premeditated (esp in the phrase malice aforethought )


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Word History and Origins

Origin of aforethought1

First recorded in 1575–85; afore + thought 2

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Example Sentences

To be frank, I seriously doubt if Madoff set out, with malice aforethought, to defraud anyone.

With malice aforethought, we made a raid to the extent of three pennies worth.

But let it be recorded to the old town's credit, the evil was propagated without malice aforethought.

But even granting that, one could scarcely help suspecting malice aforethought in the curious provision.

But I wonder if we might install protection against mechanical injury—with intent to damage aforethought!

He claims that Bud pitched him into that dishpan uh dough with malice aforethought.

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