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Presentiment definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PRESENT'IMENT, n. [pre and sentiment.] Previous conception, sentiment or opinion; previous apprehension of something future.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a feeling of evil to come; "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding"; "the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case" [syn: foreboding, premonition, presentiment, boding]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French pressentiment, from Middle French, from pressentir to have a presentiment, from Latin praesentire to feel beforehand, from prae- + sentire to feel more at sense Date: 1714 a feeling that something will or is about to happen ; premonition presentimental adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a vague expectation; a foreboding (esp. of misfortune). Etymology: obs. F présentiment (as PRE-, SENTIMENT)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Presentiment Pre*sen"ti*ment, n. [Pref. pre- + sentiment: cf. F. pressentiment. See Presentient.] Previous sentiment, conception, or opinion; previous apprehension; especially, an antecedent impression or conviction of something unpleasant, distressing, or calamitous, about to happen; anticipation of evil; foreboding.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(presentiments) A presentiment is a feeling that a particular event, for example someone's death, will soon take place. (FORMAL) I had a presentiment that he represented a danger to me... He had a presentiment of disaster. N-COUNT: usu N that, N of n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Foreboding, foretaste, forethought, prescience, forecast.

Moby Thesaurus

actuarial prediction, advance notice, affect, affection, apocalypse, apprehensiveness, clairvoyance, discomposing, discomposure, disquietude, disturbance, emotion, emotional charge, emotional shade, experience, feeling, feeling tone, foreboding, forecast, forecasting, forefeeling, foreknowing, foreknowledge, foreseeability, foreshowing, foresight, foretelling, forewarning, forewisdom, funny feeling, guesswork, gut reaction, heartthrob, hunch, impression, improbability, intimation, intuition, intuitive impression, misgiving, omen, passion, perturbation, plenty of notice, portent, preapprehension, precautioning, precognition, prediction, prefiguration, prefigurement, prefiguring, premonition, prenotice, prenotification, prenotion, presage, presaging, prescience, preshowing, presignifying, prewarning, probability, profound sense, prognosis, prognostication, promise, prophecy, prophesying, prospectus, reaction, response, sensation, sense, sentiment, soothsay, speculation, statistical prediction, suspicion, undercurrent, vague feeling, vague idea, vaticination




 


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