foresighty

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From foresight +‎ -y. Cognate with Scots foresichtie, forsichty, Dutch voorzichtig, German vorsichtig.

Adjective[edit]

foresighty ‎(comparative foresightier or more foresighty, superlative foresightiest or most foresighty)

  1. (chiefly Britain dialectal) Foresighted; provident; cautious; careful.
    • 1801, James Thomson, Poems, in the Scottish dialect:
      Wi' thoughts like these hid in her breast, Awa flew the foresighty beast, [...]
    • 1856, Anna Cabot Lowell, Seed-grain for thought and discussion:
      Surely, my dear lady, you are, as they say in the north, ' fearfu' foresighty.'

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