What is another word for aforethought?

411 synonyms found


[ ɐfˈɔːθɔːt], [ ɐfˈɔːθɔːt], [ ɐ_f_ˈɔː_θ_ɔː_t]

Aforethought is an archaic term meaning something that is planned or considered beforehand. Its synonyms include premeditated, deliberate, preplanned, calculated, intentional, and purposeful. These words indicate a level of thought and preparation before taking action. Other synonyms for aforethought include preconceived, predetermined, designed, arranged, and prearranged. All of these words describe actions that are not spontaneous but are carefully thought out beforehand. Using such synonyms while speaking or writing can add variety and depth to your language while making it clear that you have thought about every aspect of the situation.

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What are the hypernyms for Aforethought?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for aforethought?

Aforethought is a term that connotes thinking ahead or having planned something in advance. Antonyms for this word include words like impulsive, spontaneous, unplanned, and haphazard. Impulsive refers to decisions made quickly, without thinking things through, and often without considering consequences. Spontaneous denotes actions that arise naturally, without premeditation or forethought. Unplanned is a term that means a lack of preparation or foreknowledge. Haphazard means careless or disorganized, often due to a lack of planning or foresight. These words serve as great opposites of aforethought, conveying the absence of well-thought-out planning or preparation.

What are the antonyms for Aforethought?

Usage examples for Aforethought

I told her unsparingly that Steffani had seduced and abandoned her of malice aforethought, and that she ought to think of him only to be revenged of his perfidy.
"The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons"
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
He began to dig furiously with the shoe, throwing the snow with malice aforethought full in Pat's face.
"The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp"
Thornton W. Burgess
Picking our way among them, I particularly approve this term of the natives, attributing as it does a human conception and malice aforethought to these long-legged wraiths.
"The New North"
Agnes Deans Cameron

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