[ fawr-thawt-fuhl, fohr- ]
See synonyms for: forethoughtfulforethoughtfulness on

  1. full of or having forethought; provident.

Origin of forethoughtful

First recorded in 1800–10; forethought + -ful

Other words from forethoughtful

  • fore·thought·ful·ly, adverb
  • fore·thought·ful·ness, noun

Words Nearby forethoughtful Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use forethoughtful in a sentence

  • She left the jewel-case when on her journey through London for safety; she is a particularly careful person, forethoughtful.

  • The forethoughtful and weather-wise had run them round to the Creux and carried them through the tunnel into the roadway behind.

  • Be thoughtful; be forethoughtful; be forethoughtful without being fearthoughtful.

    Fletcherism | Horace Fletcher
  • It was now set up in types, and the forethoughtful Mr. Sands had abstracted a copy.

    The President | Alfred Henry Lewis
  • There was no well in the store as in the forethoughtful Mr. Hanrahans saloon.

    The Sunset Trail | Alfred Henry Lewis