Definition of Premonition

1. Noun. A feeling of evil to come. "The lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case"

Exact synonyms: Boding, Foreboding, Presentiment
Generic synonyms: Apprehension, Apprehensiveness, Dread
Specialized synonyms: Shadow, Presage
Derivative terms: Forebode



2. Noun. An early warning about a future event.
Exact synonyms: Forewarning
Generic synonyms: Warning
Derivative terms: Forewarn

Definition of Premonition

1. n. Previous warning, notice, or information; forewarning; as, a premonition of danger.

Definition of Premonition

1. Noun. A clairvoyant or clairaudient experience, such as a dream, which resonates with some event in the future. ¹

2. Noun. A strong intuition that something is about to happen (usually something negative, but not exclusively). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Premonition

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Premonition

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1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"He did not know where to seek it or how but a premonition which led him on told him that this image would, without any overt act of his, encounter him. ..."

2. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"He did not know where to seek it or how but a premonition which led him on told him that this image would, without any overt act of his, encounter him. ..."

3. Psychology of Prophecy: A Study of the Prophetic Mind as Manifested by the by Jacob Hyman Kaplan (1908)
"Not the premonition, however, we must bear in mind, but the awakened ... PSYCHOLOGY OF premonition The results of modern psychological studies show us that ..."

4. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"... which is a frequent premonition of an epileptic attack ; (3) a supposed emanation or fluid assumed by believers in mesmeric or similar forces as the ..."

5. King's Mountain and Its Heroes: History of the Battle of King's Mountain by Lyman Copeland Draper, Anthony Allaire (1881)
"Major Hammond's Desperate Charge, and singular premonition of one of his Men.— Campbell and Shelby Renewing the Attach.—Lieutenant- Colonel Hambright ..."

6. King's Mountain and Its Heroes: History of the Battle of King's Mountain by Lyman Copeland Draper, Anthony Allaire, Isaac Shelby (1881)
"Major Hammond's Desperate Charge, and singular premonition of one of his Men.— Campbell and Shelby Renewing the Attack—Lieutenant- Colonel Hambright Wounded ..."

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