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View synonyms for soothsay

soothsay

[ sooth-sey ]

verb (used without object)

, sooth·said, sooth·say·ing.
  1. to foretell events; predict.


soothsay

/ ˈsuːθˌseɪ /

verb

  1. intr to predict the future


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Derived Forms

  • ˈsoothˌsaying, noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of soothsay1

First recorded in 1600–10; back formation from soothsayer
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Example Sentences

Thou must be wealthy and art bountiful, so it is worth while to soothsay for thee.

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