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Definitions for presentiment
prɪˈzɛn tə məntpre·sen·ti·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foreboding, premonition, presentiment, bodingnoun

    a feeling of evil to come

    "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding"; "the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case"


  1. presentimentnoun

    A premonition; a feeling that something, often of undesirable nature, is going to happen.


  1. presentiment

    Precognition (from the Latin prae- 'before', and cognitio 'acquiring knowledge') is the purported psychic phenomenon of seeing, or otherwise becoming directly aware of, events in the future. There is no accepted scientific evidence that precognition is a real effect, and it is widely considered to be pseudoscience. Precognition violates the principle of causality, that an effect cannot occur before its cause.Precognition has been widely believed in throughout history. Despite the lack of scientific evidence, many people believe it to be real; it is still widely reported and remains a topic of research and discussion within the parapsychology community.


  1. presentiment

    Presentiment is a feeling or intuition that something is going to happen, especially something unpleasant or negative, before it actually occurs. It's a type of premonition or forewarning that can't be explained logically.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presentimentnoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [Pref. pre- + sentiment: cf. F. pressentiment. See Presentient.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Presentiment

    prē-sen′ti-ment, n. a sentiment or feeling beforehand: previous opinion: an impression as of something unpleasant soon to happen. [O. Fr.,—L. præsentīre.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of presentiment in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of presentiment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of presentiment in a Sentence

  1. August Strindberg:

    Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.

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