Synonyms and Antonyms of provident
1 careful in the management of money or resources it is possible to be provident without being miserly Synonyms economical, economizing, frugal, scrimping, sparing, thriftyRelated Words conserving, preserving, saving; forehanded, foresighted, foresightful, prudent; penny-wise; cheap, close, closefisted, mean, miserly, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, penurious, pinching, spare, stingy, stinting, tight, tightfistedNear Antonyms improvident, shortsighted; bountiful, charitable, freehanded, generous, liberal, munificent, openhanded, unselfish, unsparing; extravagant, indulgent, lavishAntonyms prodigal, profligate, spendthrift, squandering, thriftless, unthrifty, wasteful
2 having or showing awareness of and preparation for the future her provident measures kept us safe while we waited out the hurricane Synonyms farseeing, farsighted, forehanded, foreseeing, forethoughtful, forward, forward-looking, prescient, proactive, foresighted, visionaryRelated Words careful, cautious, heedful; discerning, insightful, perceptive, percipient, prudent, sagacious, sage, sapient, wiseNear Antonyms careless, heedless, incautiousAntonyms half-baked, half-cocked, improvident, myopic, shortsighted
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