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providence

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of providence

  1. 1 careful management of material resources <practicing its customary providence, the snowbound family was able to make the meager stores last until help arrived> Synonyms frugality, husbandry, parsimony, penny-pinching, economy, scrimping, skimping, thriftRelated Words conservation, saving; miserliness, niggardliness, stinginess; belt-tightening, retrenchment; discretion, forehandedness, prudence; austerity, moderation, restraint, temperanceNear Antonyms extravagance, improvidence, lavishness, prodigality, squanderingAntonyms diseconomy, wastefulness

  2. 2 concern or preparation for the future <had the providence to lay in supplies before the storm hit> Synonyms farsightedness, foresightedness, forethought, prescience, foresight, visionRelated Words precaution, premeditation; discernment, discretion, insight, perception, perceptiveness, prudence, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sapience, wisdomNear Antonyms hindsightAntonyms improvidence, myopia, shortsightedness

  3. 3 cap the being worshipped as the creator and ruler of the universe <she trusted in Providence to see her through the crisis> Synonyms Allah, Almighty, Author, Creator, Divinity, Eternal, Everlasting, Father, God, Godhead, Jehovah, Lord, Maker, Providence, Supreme Being, Yahweh (also Jahveh or Yahveh)





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