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provident

prov·i·dent

provident

 
 
pronunciation:
pra vih dnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: showing wisdom and foresight in providing for the future.
They attributed their success to provident business management.
synonyms:
prudent
antonyms:
improvident
similar words:
careful, circumspect, deliberate, farsighted, judicious, politic, sagacious, shrewd, wise
definition 2: economical or thrifty; frugal.
Her brother was a spendthrift, but she was more provident in money matters.
synonyms:
economical, frugal, thrifty
antonyms:
improvident
similar words:
chary, prudent
derivations: providently (adv.), providentness (n.)