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fortune teller

Syllabification: for·tune tell·er

Definition of fortune teller in English:

noun

A person who is supposedly able to predict a person’s future by palmistry, using a crystal ball, or similar methods: he went to a fortune teller to ask for advice
More example sentences
  • I could have made a mint being a fortune-teller, too - though I already would have known that.
  • Practitioners of the spiritual arts, be they geomancers, mediums, fortune-tellers or soul-callers, have increased in prominence as their formerly proscribed services become eagerly sought-after.
  • Are fortune-tellers, clairvoyants, palm readers, spiritists and voodoo participants in league with demons?
Synonyms
clairvoyant, crystal gazer, psychic, prophet, seer, oracle, soothsayer, augur, diviner, sibyl;
palmist, palm-reader

Derivatives

fortune telling

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noun
Example sentences
  • Following this logic, it becomes clear that scientists will find nothing if they continue to seek for evidence of the supernatural by examining occult phenomena such as ESP, telepathy, fortune-telling and witchcraft.
  • She said she did not believe in paranormal phenomena, magic, fortune-telling and the idea that everyone has a mission in life.
  • I thought of divination as fortune-telling and psychic development as psychic development.

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