- a feeling of anticipation of or anxiety over a future event; presentiment: He had a vague premonition of danger.
- a forewarning.
Origin of premonition
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Related Words for premonitionforeboding, hunch, omen, portent, intuition, apprehension, idea, misgiving, sign, warning, suspicion, feeling, presage, forewarning, presentiment, vibrations, vibes, apprehensiveness, worriment, prenotion
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Contemporary Examples of premonition
One night, when her daughter, Sarah Dawn Ray, called, the two women had a premonition that the situation could soon turn violent.Under Obama, a Breakdown in the Death Benefits Owed to Veterans
May 1, 2013
An accident victim named Johnny Smith wakes from a coma with a skill at premonition.Stephen L. Carter’s Book Bag: 5 Best Presidential Thrillers
Stephen L. Carter
July 10, 2012
From the moment the Tea Party emerged on the scene, I had a premonition that I would eventually have to leave the GOP.Goodbye GOP
June 12, 2012
But I am shocked how these new rumors have been codified into a kind of collective South African premonition.Will the World Cup Start a Riot?
Gretchen L. Wilson
June 10, 2010
Maybe Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige had a premonition.Inside Scientology's Big Defection
November 4, 2009
Historical Examples of premonition
His premonition that they might be "Rubes" seemed likely to have been well founded.
There was a premonition of his return at the Snow breakfast table.
That you had a premonition that he might come to you for assistance.The Snare
I cried, leaping to my feet, a premonition of what he was about turning me cold with horror.The Strolling Saint
She flung away from Andre-Louis, as if moved by some premonition of what was coming.Scaramouche
- an intuition of a future, usually unwelcome, occurrence; foreboding
- an early warning of a future event; forewarning