mind reader


: one that professes or is held to be able to perceive another's thought without normal means of communication
mind reading noun

Example Sentences

How was I supposed to know what you were thinking? I'm no mind reader. “I think we should eat out tonight.” “You must be a mind reader: that's just what I was thinking myself!”
Recent Examples on the Web This mind reader is not able to pluck a childhood memory or the name of a loved one out of your head, at least not yet. Adam Piore, Discover Magazine, 1 Mar. 2012 This person is the leader’s eyes, ears and mind reader. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Prom activities will include a red carpet entrance, photo stations, a Class of 2021 memory project, a trackless train ride, the traditional announcement of prom king and queen, raffle baskets and performances by mind reader, Jacob Mayfield. Zareen Syed, chicagotribune.com, 29 Apr. 2021 Express your goals: Your manager isn't a mind reader. Kathryn Vasel, CNN, 1 Sep. 2020 Major, who grew up in Woodbine, makes his living as a mentalist and mind reader. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 16 Aug. 2020 Be prepared to compromise and don’t expect your friends to be mind readers. Nell Frizzell, refinery29.com, 19 Feb. 2020 Its illusions and elegant frauds let Brown masquerade as a mind reader. Ben Brantley, New York Times, 3 Dec. 2019 Speaking of which, this mind reader can tell a certain reporter is eyeing the bar set up in the back of his dressing room. Perri Ormont Blumberg, PEOPLE.com, 30 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mind reader was in 1875

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“Mind reader.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mind%20reader. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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