telepath

noun
tele·​path | \ ˈte-lə-ˌpath How to pronounce telepath (audio) \

Definition of telepath

: one who is able to communicate by telepathy

Examples of telepath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bad guys are trailer-park telepaths devouring kidsouls for family orgies. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Doctor Sleep takes The Shining and puts a hat on a hat," 30 Oct. 2019 Her first novels, Patternmaster (1976) and Mind of My Mind (1977), were about telepaths and shapeshifters who can inhabit the bodies of different races and genders. Tananarive Due, Essence, "Inside My 90-Minute Visit With Octavia Butler," 4 Oct. 2019 Doctor Sleep has its fans, but the film is structured around an oddly shameless bait-and-switch, clashing flashbacks to the Overlook Hotel into a brand new story about nefarious telepaths with terrible hats. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Charlie's Angels failed because the franchise era as we know it is changing: Opinion," 19 Nov. 2019 And Doctor Sleep never really makes a cohesive argument for why this movie about centuries-old telepath kidkillers is also a Shining sequel, even when the action leads back to the Overlook Hotel. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Doctor Sleep takes The Shining and puts a hat on a hat," 30 Oct. 2019 At this point, the story of the already formidable telepath and telekinetic mutant Jean Grey obtaining uncontrollable and immense power from a cosmic force is not going to take any X-Men fan by surprise. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Dark Phoenix is a joyless retelling of the X-Men’s most famous story," 5 June 2019 But there is also a strange malevolent presence on board, sensed by the team's telepath. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Nightflyers has the bloody body count we expect from George R.R. Martin," 29 Nov. 2018 Season 1 followed David (Dan Stevens), a telepath of fearsome power, struggling to expel a parasitic entity that’d been driving him insane. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Does Legion Have a Soul?," 4 Apr. 2018 David Haller, son of X-Men founder and powerful mutant telepath Charles Xavier, began the series in a mental hospital. Patrick Cooley, cleveland.com, "Even with a different setting, 'Legion" season 2 is just as mind-bending as the first," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of telepath

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Telepath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/telepath. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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