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forethought

[ fawr-thawt, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌθɔt, ˈfoʊr- /
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noun
thoughtful provision beforehand; provident care; prudence.
a thinking of something beforehand; previous consideration; anticipation.
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Origin of forethought

First recorded in 1250–1300, forethought is from the Middle English word forthoght.See fore-, thought1

synonym study for forethought

1. See prudence.
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British Dictionary definitions for forethought

forethought
/ (ˈfɔːˌθɔːt) /

noun
advance consideration or deliberation
thoughtful anticipation of future events

Derived forms of forethought

forethoughtful, adjectiveforethoughtfully, adverbforethoughtfulness, noun
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