Definition of clairvoyant in English:

clairvoyant

Line breaks: clair|voy¦ant
Pronunciation: /klɛːˈvɔɪənt
 
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noun

adjective

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  • Having or exhibiting clairvoyance: he didn’t tell me about it and I’m not clairvoyant
    More example sentences
    • Samantha does in fact have completely reliable clairvoyant power, and her belief about the President did result from the operation of that power.
    • Their location was not a secret to those with clairvoyant powers.
    • Now imagine that one of these individuals knows all about the counter-evidence and is thus sceptical about the existence of clairvoyant powers.
    Synonyms
    psychic, with second sight, with a sixth sense, prophetic, visionary, oracular; telepathic, extrasensory
    rare second-sighted

Derivatives

clairvoyantly

adverb
More example sentences
  • ‘I think he's very gifted clairvoyantly,’ she says in her high, quickly-spoken voice.
  • The participant could know clairvoyantly which which card would later be selected.
  • There are people who went to various camps or events where he was and they said clairvoyantly they saw this great being overshadowing him.

Origin

late 17th century (in the sense 'clear-sighted, perceptive'): from French, from clair 'clear' + voyant 'seeing' (from voir 'to see'). The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.

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