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[ klair-voi-uhnt ]


  1. having or claiming to have the power of seeing objects or actions beyond the range of natural vision:

    Not being clairvoyant, I did not foresee the danger of ignoring her advice.

    Synonyms: prophetic, empathetic, intuitive, visionary, prescient, psychic

  2. of, by, or pertaining to clairvoyance:

    Unlike more talented witches, I had to make do with love potions and occasional clairvoyant visions.


  1. a clairvoyant person:

    A clever clairvoyant could make a fortune in the stock market.

    Synonyms: seer, medium, fortune-teller, diviner, visionary, prophet, empath, telepathist, psychic


/ klɛəˈvɔɪənt /


  1. of, possessing, or relating to clairvoyance
  2. having great insight or second sight


  1. a person claiming to have the power to foretell future events

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Derived Forms

  • clairˈvoyantly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • clair·voy·ant·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of clairvoyant1

First recorded in 1665–75; from French: literally, “clear seeing,” equivalent to clair “clear, clearly ”+ voyant “seeing” (present participle of voir “to see,” from Latin vidēre ); clear ( def ), wit, -ant ( def )

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Example Sentences

Television Network, where he exhibited his clairvoyant skills for a wide range of celebrities.

Ed and Lorraine Warren, he a “demonologist” and she a clairvoyant, spent their lives investigating and combating the supernatural, which made them ideal protagonists for The Conjuring movie franchise based on their work.

Some choose to believe that these clairvoyants have other worldly insights that most people do not.

While some of these doctors were legitimate and extremely skilled, the term clairvoyant physician was generally used to describe your typical 19th-century quack.

I don’t think anybody was clairvoyant enough, wise enough to think that far down the road this was going to be a consequence.

The “clairvoyant camel” has picked Argentina over Germany in the World Cup final.

Because the former commissioner at the center of the “newly re-burgeoning” IRS “scandal” is clearly a clairvoyant.

The faculty members here are neither clairvoyant nor peering over shoulders.

It's not Dickens' finest work, but it may be one of his most clairvoyant.

It seemed as if Michel, in his own clairvoyant way, was already preparing to write Bush's memoirs.

Debussy is a man of unhampered and clairvoyant imagination, a dreamer with a far-wandering vision.

Before he had time to fly, one of them, with the rapidity of an arrow, struck his clairvoyant eye with a stick and burst it.

According to these words Ezekiel was either an out-and-out deceiver, a wicked man, or, he was a clairvoyant.

The clairvoyant added that he would probably live to a great age and die in a foreign land—a prophecy which did not comfort him.

With her face hidden by a thick vail, and accompanied by her maid she went to visit the clairvoyant who was spoken of so highly.


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