Forethought definition

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Planned beforehand.
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A thinking or planning beforehand; premeditation.
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Prudent thought for the future; foresight.
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Deliberation, consideration, or planning for the future; foresight.
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Thinking beforehand or in advance, planning; prior or previous consideration; premeditation.

With a little forethought we'd have planned for this contingency and not been stuck here now.

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Thought of, or planned, beforehand.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
forethought
Plural:
forethoughts

Origin of forethought

  • From Middle English forethouht, forethoght, from Old English *foreþōht (“forethought”), equivalent to fore- +‎ thought. Compare also forethink.

    From Wiktionary