Forethought vs Aforethought - What's the difference?

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Forethought is a related term of aforethought.


As adjectives the difference between forethought and aforethought

is that forethought is thought of, or planned, beforehand while aforethought is premeditated; planned ahead of time.

As a noun forethought

is thinking beforehand or in advance, planning; prior or previous consideration; premeditation.

forethought

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Thinking beforehand or in advance, planning; prior or previous consideration; premeditation.
  • :With a little forethought we'd have planned for this contingency and not been stuck here now.
  • Anticipation.
  • Provident care; prudence.
  • Derived terms

    * (l)

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Thought of, or planned, beforehand.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Forethought malice.

    aforethought

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Premeditated; planned ahead of time.
  • This was not merely wrong; it was clearly done with malice aforethought .

    Usage notes

    Unlike most English adjectives, (aforethought) is a postpositive adjective and immediately follows the noun it modifies.

    Synonyms

    * (premeditated) planned, premeditated