Definition of forethought in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɔːθɔːt/


[mass noun]
Careful consideration of what will be necessary or may happen in the future: Jim had the forethought to book in advance
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  • I would not recommend using these questions casually, without careful forethought or consideration for the other person's feelings.
  • Some could bemoan the lack of clear psychological motivation outside of financial gain as keeping them at an emotional distance, yet it's this lack of forethought and consideration that has brought Bruno to this place.
  • This continues to be so in the face of mounting evidence that many of them are man-made and could be averted altogether or lessened by careful planning and forethought.
anticipation, planning, forward planning, provision, precaution, prescience, circumspection, prudence, care, caution;
foresight, far-sightedness, discernment, presence of mind, judiciousness, perspicacity, vision, awareness, penetration;
North American  forehandedness

Words that rhyme with forethought

malice aforethought

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