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presentiment

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noun pre·sen·ti·ment \pri-ˈzen-tə-mənt\

Simple Definition of presentiment

  • : a feeling or belief that something is going to happen

Full Definition of presentiment

  1. :  a feeling that something will or is about to happen :  premonition

pre·sen·ti·men·tal play \-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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