Definition of foresighted in US English:

foresighted

adjective

  • Having or using foresight.

    • ‘The foresighted legislation in this country that allows progress in stem research is to be commended.’
    • ‘The county police have been very foresighted and allowed me to be involved in spectrum management.’
    • ‘We were foresighted enough to install a gas fireplace in our basement den, which has made the room my favorite spot in our house this winter.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In the long run they'll lose their best employees, who will go to work for more foresighted managements or start their own competing shops with fresh business models.’
    • ‘This is not a foresighted, research-based, risk-assessing organization.’
    • ‘Our foresighted lawmakers, the politicians have also contributed to this achievement.’
    • ‘The first settlers in Tel Aviv were foresighted.’
    • ‘But he also may be too foresighted, looking beyond the short-term violence and into the infinite of the future.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This latest stone circle, constructed outside the village of Child Okeford, near Blandford, is the work of a small group of foresighted individuals from the Salisbury and Glastonbury areas.’
    • ‘In 1904 two foresighted German glassblowers saw its commercial potential.’
    • ‘People from the health sector frequently tell me that they appreciate the consistent and foresighted approach that this Government has taken towards funding and providing health care.’
    • ‘I'm amazed that seventeen years later I was able to identify most of those autographs (thanks to some foresighted diligence and the wonders of technology) and to reconstruct the trip based on the schedule within the program.’
    • ‘I hope that before too long the Green Party will be part of a Government that is foresighted and courageous enough to get rid of the whole foolish student loan scheme, altogether.’
    • ‘He left an indelible imprint on his followers, who saw him as a foresighted leader and a constructive party guide.’
    • ‘In 1909, these foresighted women created the Juvenile Psychopathic Institute and hired a neurologist, William Healy, M.D., to be its first director.’
    • ‘In response to this excellent, balanced, foresighted Budget, the public wants to know one thing: where is National's policy?’
    • ‘I believe that this legislation is very foresighted indeed.’
    • ‘I can only hope that the management of this institution is humane and foresighted enough to do so.’
    prudent, prescient, discerning, judicious, shrewd, percipient, provident, forearmed, politic, canny
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Pronunciation

foresighted

/ˌfɔrˈsaɪdəd//ˌfôrˈsīdəd/