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PROVIDENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does provident mean? 

PROVIDENT (adjective)
  The adjective PROVIDENT has 2 senses:

1. providing carefully for the future
2. careful in regard to your own interests

  Familiarity information: PROVIDENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROVIDENT (adjective)


Sense 1provident [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Providing carefully for the future

Context examples:

wild squirrels are provident / a provident father plans for his children's education

Similar:

careful; thrifty (mindful of the future in spending money)

farseeing; farsighted; foresighted; foresightful; long; longsighted; prospicient (planning prudently for the future)

forehanded (having provided for the future)

forethoughtful (thoughtful of the future)

Also:

prudent (careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment)

farsighted; presbyopic (able to see distant objects clearly)

thrifty (careful and diligent in the use of resources)

Antonym:

improvident (not provident; not providing for the future)


Sense 2provident [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Careful in regard to your own interests

Context examples:

the prudent use and development of resources / wild squirrels are provident

Similar:

prudent (careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment)


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