What is another word for preterition?

110 synonyms found


[ pɹɪtɪɹˈɪʃən], [ pɹɪtɪɹˈɪʃən], [ p_ɹ_ɪ_t_ɪ_ɹ_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

How to use "Preterition" in context?

Preterition is an erroneous belief that future events will not occur. Preterition can be manifested as an overestimation of one's chances of winning a lottery, believing that one will not receive a required test, or refusing to prepare for an exam. It is also used to describe fearing that one will not live long enough to enjoy one's life. Preterition can be caused by a number of factors, including inaccurate estimations of one's skills or chances, worry and rumination, and cognitive biases.

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