What is another word for premonition?

Pronunciation: [pɹɪmənˈɪʃən] (IPA)

Premonition is defined as a feeling or a sense about something that is going to happen in the future, often regarded as a forewarning. Some of the synonyms for premonition include presentiment, foreboding, intuition, hunch, suspicion, inkling, feeling, apprehension, forewarning, and prenotion. These words have similar meanings and can be used interchangeably depending on the context of the sentence. While "presentiment" is a more formal synonym, "hunch" and "inkling" are more informal words that can be used in casual conversation. Similarly, "intuition" and "feeling" are words that are often used to describe an instinctual reaction to a situation or event. Overall, these synonyms help to convey the sense of foreboding or anticipation that premonition is often associated with.

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What are the opposite words for premonition?

Premonition is defined as a strong feeling that something bad is about to happen. Some antonyms for premonition are confidence, certainty, and assurance. Confidence is the feeling of trust and belief in oneself or others. It denotes a sense of certainty and conviction that things will turn out well rather than badly. Certainty, on the other hand, means having full assurance and confidence in something. It suggests the absence of any doubt or uncertainty. Assurance, in its turn, denotes the feeling of being completely confident about something, particularly with regards to its outcome. Antonyms for premonition reassure us that not everything has to end badly and that good outcomes are possible.

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Usage examples for Premonition

Even when broken to harness, that is when attached to the snow-sledge or carrying burdens lashed to their backs, they will sometimes without any premonition break out into rank rebellion and violently attack their masters.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
All this was a dire premonition of storm and greater torture.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
There was no premonition of the keen disappointment that awaited us, of the inevitable imprisonment for the long Arctic winter and the days of starvation that were to come.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook

Famous quotes with Premonition

  • There is NO ONE who requires more introspection for own prevention from almost EVERYONE in personal network than SOMEONE whose online post is liked often by many ones ; but if ANYONE ignores intentionally this premonition, then definitely the people need protection from him/her.
    Anuj Somany
  • ... and what you are left with is a premonition of the way your life will fade behind you, like a book you have read too quickly, leaving a dwindling trail of images and emotions until all you can remember is a name.
    Jay McInerney
  • Revolted by the butchery of the 1914 World War, we in Zurich devoted ourselves to the arts. While guns rumbled in the distance, we sang, painted, made collages and wrote poems with all our might. We were seeking an art based on fundamentals, to cure the madness of the age, and find a new order of things that would restore the balance between heaven and hell. We had a dim premonition that power-mad gangsters would one day use art itself as a way of deadening men's minds.
    Jean Arp
  • There must be other leaps in life - as momentous as the "mirror stage" - that Lacan didn't mention. Some are universal; others, culturally particular. To understand that your parents are human (and not an element of the natural world), that they're separate from you, that they were children once, that they were born and came into the world, is another leap. It's as if you hadn't seen who they were earlier - just as, before you were ten months old, you didn't know it was you in the mirror. This happens when you're sixteen or seventeen. Not long after - maybe a year - you find out your parents will die. It's not as if you haven't encountered death already. But, before now, your precocious mind can't accommodate your parents' death except as an academic nicety - to be dismissed gently as too literary and sentimental. After that day, your parents' dying suddenly becomes simple. It grows clear that you're alone and always have been, though certain convergences start to look miraculous - for instance, between your father, mother, and yourself. Though your parents don't die immediately - what you've had is a realisation, not a premonition - you'll carry around this knowledge for their remaining decades or years. You won't think, looking at them, "You're going to die". It'll be an unspoken fact of existence. Nothing about them will surprise you anymore.
    Amit Chaudhuri
  • The premonition of madness is complicated by the fear of lucidity in madness, the fear of the moments of return and reunion, when the intuition of disaster is so painful that it almost provokes a greater madness.... One would welcome chaos if one were not afraid of lights in it.
    Emil Cioran

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