- planning for or anticipating possible future events, conditions, etc.; progressive.
Origin of forward-looking
First recorded in 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for forward-looking
The advocates of slavery used the New Testament, and Shalev says this “was in itself innovative and forward-looking.”Why Is American Politics So Religious and Divisive?
Jordan Michael Smith
March 30, 2013
Even for the most forward-looking courtier, that might be a modernization too far.Chelsy Davy, Prince Harry's Hard-Partying Royal Wedding Date
April 26, 2011
Would a forward-looking perspective sound too much like a collection of predictions and promises?Behind Obama's 100-Day PR Strategy
April 26, 2009
And the Organising Activity is not only upward-reaching, but forward-looking.The Heart of Nature
This is a forward-looking establishment where futures are made to order.The Art of Stage Dancing
Joubert already noticed this forward-looking of the modern mind.The Intellectual Life
=Philip Gilbert Hamerton
I summon all honest men, all patriotic, all forward-looking men to my side.
But all the while there is a part of him that remains a sound Christian, a moralist, a right thinking and forward-looking man.In Defense of Women
H. L. Mencken