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augury

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of augury

  1. 1 a declaration that something will happen in the future <a yearbook augury that of all the graduates, he would be the most likely to succeed> Synonyms auguring, prediction, bodement, cast, forecast, forecasting, foretelling, predicting, presaging, prognosis, prognostic, prognosticating, prognostication, prophecy (also prophesy), soothsaying, vaticinationRelated Words foreboding, harbinger, omen, portent, prevision, prospectus, sign; anticipation, foreknowledge; foresight; conjecture, guess, surmise

  2. 2 something believed to be a sign or warning of a future event <some people believe that a broken mirror is an augury of seven years' bad luck> Synonyms omen, auspice, boding, foreboding, foreshadowing, portent, prefiguring, presageRelated Words forerunner, harbinger, herald, precursor; foretaste, hint, inkling, intimation, suggestion; forewarning; forecast, foretelling, prediction, prognostication, prophecy (also prophesy); badge, mark, note, token; divination

  3. 3 the art or practice of foretelling future events by interpreting omens <the gift of augury that Nostradamus purportedly possessed> Synonyms divinationRelated Words astrology, crystal gazing, geomancy, hydromancy, oneiromancy, pyromancy, rhabdomancy





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