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presentient

[pree-sen-shuh nt]
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adjective
  1. having a presentiment.
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Origin of presentient

1805–15; < Latin praesentient- (stem of praesentiēns), present participle of praesentīre. See pre-, sentient
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Historical Examples

  • It is a fearful crisis with him, and his mind wavers, as if presentient of his approaching doom.

    The Iliad of Homer

    Homer


British Dictionary definitions for presentient

presentient

adjective
  1. characterized by or experiencing a presentiment
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin praesentiens present participle of praesentire, from prae- pre- + sentire to feel
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