provident

[prov-i-duhnt]
adjective
1.
having or showing foresight; providing carefully for the future.
2.
characterized by or proceeding from foresight: provident care.
3.
mindful in making provision (usually followed by of ).
4.
economical; frugal; thrifty.

Origin:
1400–50; Middle English < Latin prōvident- (stem of prōvidēns), present participle of prōvidēre to look out for, provide

providently, adverb
providentness, noun
nonprovident, adjective
nonprovidently, adverb
overprovident, adjective
overprovidently, adverb
overprovidentness, noun
unprovident, adjective
unprovidently, adverb


1. cautious, prudent.


1. careless.
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provident (ˈprɒvɪdənt)
 
adj
1.  providing for future needs
2.  exercising foresight in the management of one's affairs or resources
3.  characterized by or proceeding from foresight
 
[C15: from Latin prōvidens foreseeing, from prōvidēre to provide]
 
'providently
 
adv

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provident
early 15c., from L. providentem (nom. providens), prp. of providere "to foresee" (see provide).
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Example sentences
All he's saying is that it would be provident to get the human race out onto other planets as a bit of an insurance policy.
Provident offered no explanation of the facts that takes into account all of the evidence.
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