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presentiment

[pri-zen-tuh-muh nt] /prɪˈzɛn tə mənt/
noun
1.
a feeling or impression that something is about to happen, especially something evil; foreboding.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; < French, now obsolete spelling of pressentiment. See pre-, sentiment
Related forms
presentimental, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for presentimental

presentiment

/prɪˈzɛntɪmənt/
noun
1.
a sense of something about to happen; premonition
Word Origin
C18: from obsolete French, from pressentir to sense beforehand; see pre-, sentiment
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Word Origin and History for presentimental
presentiment
1714, from Fr. presentiment, from M.Fr. pressentir "to have foreboding," from L. præsentire "to sense beforehand," from præ "before" + sentire "perceive, feel" (see sentient).
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