Wednesday, March 28, 2007
presentiment noun [prih-ZEN-tuh-muhnt] A sense that something will or is about to happen; a premonition.
Definitions for presentiment
- A sense that something will or is about to happen; a premonition.
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Citations for presentiment
He'd had a presentiment of this. Yes, he had known that this was precisely what would be said.
High ranking North Korean officers had "only the barest presentiment" of hostilities until the final orders were issued for the attack.
Origin of presentiment
Presentiment derives from Latin praesentire, "to feel beforehand," from prae-, "before" + sentire, "to feel."