mind reader


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

Examples of mind reader in a Sentence

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 Nobody is a mind reader, so better to ask the other side potentially obvious questions directly and hear their interpretation and motivations. Roman Gurskiy, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 Moira is Rowan Fielding’s (Alexandra Daddario) cousin and a mind reader who blames the family and Lasher (Jack Huston) for the death of her sister Tessa (Madison Wolfe). Selome Hailu, Variety, 6 Feb. 2024 Amid all the bustle and transparent hustles, few of the dabblers at the Mystic Fair are aware that there is a genuine mind reader in the building, sitting in an office several floors below the concourse. Adam Piore, Discover Magazine, 1 Mar. 2012 On the other side, the doctor is not a mind reader. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 20 Apr. 2023 Your boyfriend is not a mind reader. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 16 Jan. 2023 People are not mind readers. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 22 Feb. 2023 Zach Collins does not profess to be a mind reader. Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Jan. 2023 By the end, the camera has become a mind reader. Vulture, 25 Apr. 2022

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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 20 Jun. 2024.

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