What is another word for soothsaying?

170 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ sˈuːθse͡ɪɪŋ], [ sˈuːθse‍ɪɪŋ], [ s_ˈuː_θ_s_eɪ_ɪ_ŋ]

Soothsaying is the act of predicting the future through supernatural means, and there are various synonyms that can be used to describe this practice. Some common synonyms include divination, prophecy, forecasting, augury, and clairvoyance. Divination refers to the practice of seeking knowledge or insight through mystical means, while prophecy and forecasting imply the ability to predict future events. Augury is often associated with ancient Roman practices of interpreting signs and omens, while clairvoyance refers to the ability to see or perceive things beyond normal sensory channels. Regardless of the specific term used, all these synonyms point to the idea of using supernatural means to predict the future.

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Usage examples for Soothsaying

The narrative in the Acts of the Apostles says that she "was possessed of a spirit of divination," and that "she brought her masters much gain by soothsaying."
"Women of Early Christianity Woman: In all ages and in all countries, Vol. 3 (of 10)"
Alfred Brittain Mitchell Carroll
There we find no strategic soothsaying, but only a close watching of events as they develop day by day.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)"
John Holland Rose
For their soothsaying they received money, gold rings, and other precious things.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson"
Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson

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