presentiment


pre·sen·ti·ment

noun \pri-ˈzen-tə-mənt\

: a feeling or belief that something is going to happen

Full Definition of PRESENTIMENT

:  a feeling that something will or is about to happen :  premonition
pre·sen·ti·men·tal \-ˌzen-tə-ˈmen-təl\ adjective

Examples of PRESENTIMENT

  1. <a nagging presentiment of danger>

Origin of PRESENTIMENT

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
First Known Use: 1714

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