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provident

[prov-i-duh nt] /ˈprɒv ɪ dənt/
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
1400-1450
1400-50; Middle English < Latin prōvident- (stem of prōvidēns), present participle of prōvidēre to look out for, provide
Related forms
providently, adverb
providentness, noun
nonprovident, adjective
nonprovidently, adverb
overprovident, adjective
overprovidently, adverb
overprovidentness, noun
unprovident, adjective
unprovidently, adverb
Synonyms
1. cautious, prudent.
Antonyms
1. careless.
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British Dictionary definitions for providently

provident

/ˈprɒvɪdənt/
adjective
1.
providing for future needs
2.
exercising foresight in the management of one's affairs or resources
3.
characterized by or proceeding from foresight
Derived Forms
providently, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin prōvidens foreseeing, from prōvidēre to provide
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Word Origin and History for providently

provident

adj.

c.1400, from Latin providentem (nominative providens) "foreseeing, prudent," present participle of providere "to foresee" (see provide).

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