Definition of clairvoyant in English:


Syllabification: clair·voy·ant
Pronunciation: /ˌklerˈvoiənt


A person who claims to have a supernatural ability to perceive events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact.
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  • During the two weeks of special events, clairvoyants, psychics and other special guests from across the country will be visiting the Heber Street church.
  • These are our visionaries, spiritualists, clairvoyants and psychics.
  • As part of my research I met psychics, mediums and clairvoyants, and just got them to tell me about their lives.
psychic, fortune teller, crystal gazer;


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Having or exhibiting an ability to perceive events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact: he didn’t tell me about it and I’m not clairvoyant
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  • 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.


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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  • ‘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.

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