Definition of presentiment in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəˈzen(t)əmənt/


An intuitive feeling about the future, especially one of foreboding: a presentiment of disaster
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  • Often Hou's images seem like presentiments of future memories rather than representations of present happenings.
  • He hoped that we could meet some other time, but I had a presentiment that a future occasion may not be possible in this world.
  • But there was the tiniest presentiment of disaster.
premonition, foreboding, intuition, (funny) feeling, hunch, feeling in one's bones, sixth sense
archaic presage


Early 18th century: from obsolete French présentiment.

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Syllabification: pre·sen·ti·ment

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