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foresighted

Syllabification: fore·sight·ed
Pronunciation: /ˌfôrˈsīdəd
 
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Definition of foresighted in English:

adjective

Having or using foresight.
Example sentences
  • Ideals of the good enable us to take up the standpoint of the prudent and foresighted individual, concerned to harmonize current desires with one another and with the self's future needs and interests.
  • Our foresighted lawmakers, the politicians have also contributed to this achievement.
  • Grant Park's beginnings actually date all the way back to 1835, when foresighted citizens, fearing commercial lakefront development, lobbied to protect the open space.

Derivatives

foresightedly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • At the same time the production can be adjusted foresightedly to the client-requirements.
  • The Seductress of the Millennium, as she foresightedly billed herself, had signed to appear before her big break in publishing, and they were holding her to it.
  • Increasingly, companies have to consider environmental aspects in a holistic manner and furthermore they need to act foresightedly and respond quickly to new developments.

foresightedness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • I am hopeful that the foresightedness of the Office of Personnel Management will carry over into our other Federal safety-net health programs.
  • Instead of blaming cricket they should admire the foresightedness and thinking of the cricket administrators and try to take a leaf out of their book.
  • Even European rulers of the time recognized Washington's foresightedness and integrity.

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