Definition of forward-looking in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfôrwərd ˌlo͝okiNG/
(also forward-thinking)


Favoring innovation and development; progressive.
Example sentences
  • A quiet, retiring man, Dominick was a progressive and forward-thinking farmer, and was highly thought-of by all who knew him.
  • In one decision, he is progressively democratic and forward-looking.
  • While at once forward-looking, a progressive movement is also well rooted in the historic tides of reform in America.
progressive, enlightened, dynamic, pushing, bold, enterprising, ambitious, pioneering, innovative, modern, avant-garde, positive, reforming, radical
informal go-ahead, go-getting

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Syllabification: for·ward-look·ing

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