From foresight + -y. Cognate with Scots foresichtie, forsichty, Dutch voorzichtig, German vorsichtig.
foresighty (comparative foresightier or more foresighty, superlative foresightiest or most foresighty)
- (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.'