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aforethought

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English

Etymology

From afore- + thought.

Pronunciation

Adjective

aforethought (not comparable)

Positive
aforethought

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. 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.

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