noun (C) formal a strange and uncomfortable feeling that something is going to happen; premonition (+ of): a presentiment of danger

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  • presentiment — PRESENTIMÉNT, presentimente, s.n. Presimţire. – Din fr. pressentiment. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 12.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  PRESENTIMÉNT s. v. presimţire. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  presentimént s. n., pl. presentiménte …   Dicționar Român

  • presentiment — (n.) 1714, from Fr. presentiment, from M.Fr. pressentir to have foreboding, from L. præsentire to sense beforehand, from præ before + sentire perceive, feel (see SENTIENT (Cf. sentient)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • presentiment — ► NOUN ▪ an intuitive feeling or foreboding about the future. ORIGIN obsolete French présentiment, from Latin praesentientire perceive beforehand …   English terms dictionary

  • presentiment — [prē zent′ə mənt, prizent′ə mənt] n. [MFr < pressentir, to have a presentiment of < L praesentire: see PRE & SENTIMENT] a feeling that something, esp. of an unfortunate or evil nature, is about to take place; foreboding …   English World dictionary

  • Presentiment — Pre*sen ti*ment, n. [Pref. pre + sentiment: cf. F. pressentiment. See {Presentient}.] Previous sentiment, conception, or opinion; previous apprehension; especially, an antecedent impression or conviction of something unpleasant, distressing, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • presentiment — index apprehension (fear), expectation, fear, foregone conclusion, inequity, misgiving, precognition …   Law dictionary

  • presentiment — misgiving, foreboding, *apprehension Analogous words: *fear, dread, alarm, terror: foretaste, anticipation, *prospect: disquieting or disquietude, discomposing or discomposure, disturbance, perturbation (see corresponding verbs at DISCOMPOSE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • presentiment — [n] anticipation, expectation apprehension, apprehensiveness, discomposure, disquietude, disturbance, fear, feeling, feeling in bones*, foreboding, forecast, forethought, funny feeling*, handwriting on wall*, hunch, intuition, misgiving,… …   New thesaurus

  • presentiment — n. (formal) foreboding a presentiment that + clause (she had a presentiment that an accident would take place) * * * [prɪ zentɪmənt] (formal) [ foreboding ] a presentiment that + clause (she had a presentiment that an accident would take place) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • presentiment — [[t]prɪze̱ntɪmənt[/t]] presentiments N COUNT: usu N that, N of n A presentiment is a feeling that a particular event, for example someone s death, will soon take place. [FORMAL] I had a presentiment that he represented a danger to me... He had a… …   English dictionary

  • presentiment — pre|sen|ti|ment [prıˈzentımənt] n [Date: 1700 1800; : French; Origin: pressentiment, from Latin praesentire to feel before ] formal a strange feeling that something is going to happen, especially something bad = ↑premonition presentiment of ▪ a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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