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provident

  

      adj  
1    providing for future needs  
2    exercising foresight in the management of one's affairs or resources  
3    characterized by or proceeding from foresight  
     (C15: from Latin providens foreseeing, from providere to provide)  
  providently      adv  


provident club  
      n     (Brit)   a hire-purchase system offered by some large retail organizations  
provident society  
      n      another name for       friendly society  
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provident

  
  
canny, careful, cautious, discreet, economical, equipped, far-seeing, far-sighted, forearmed, foresighted, frugal, prudent, sagacious, shrewd, thrifty, vigilant, well-prepared, wise  
  
Antonyms     
   careless, heedless, improvident, imprudent, negligent, prodigal, profligate, reckless, short-sighted, spendthrift, thoughtless, thriftless, uneconomical, unthrifty, wasteful  

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