[pree-sen-shuh nt]


having a presentiment.

Origin of presentient

1805–15; < Latin praesentient- (stem of praesentiēns), present participle of praesentīre. See pre-, sentient Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for presentient

Historical Examples of presentient

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

British Dictionary definitions for presentient



characterized by or experiencing a presentiment

Word Origin for presentient

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