Definition of Soothsayer

1. Noun. Someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge).

Exact synonyms: Forecaster, Predictor, Prognosticator
Specialized synonyms: Astrologer, Astrologist, Fortune Teller, Fortuneteller
Generic synonyms: Illusionist, Seer, Visionary
Derivative terms: Forecast, Forecast, Predict, Prognosticate



Definition of Soothsayer

1. n. One who foretells events by the art of soothsaying; a prognosticator.

Definition of Soothsayer

1. Noun. (obsolete) One who tells the truth; a truthful person. ¹

2. Noun. One who predicts the future, using magic, intuition or intelligence; a diviner. ¹

3. Noun. A mantis or rearhorse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soothsayer

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Medical Definition of Soothsayer

1. 1. One who foretells events by the art of soothsaying; a prognosticator. 2. A mantis. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Soothsayer

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1. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (1912)
"lThe soothsayer is an old lent man, hobbling along on a staff. He crosses to L as he speaks. ... soothsayer ..."

2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... doth the soothsayer farre exceede: For th' one can make a short dispatch, when th' other makes no speede. ..."

3. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1827)
"Lord Exeter's ch. e. by soothsayer, out of Felly. Duke of Portland's c. by Teasdale er ... RM Exeter's bc by soothsayer ..."

4. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1921)
"The soothsayer, by Verner von Heidenstam. Four Seas Co. Here's another "greatest," a Nobel Prize winner. If there was any beauty in the original only God or ..."

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