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A sense that something is about to occur; a premonition.
[Obsolete French, from presentir, to feel beforehand, from Latin praesentīre : prae-, pre- + sentīre, to feel; see sent- in Indo-European roots.]
pre·sen′ti·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.
a sense of something about to happen; premonition
[C18: from obsolete French, from pressentir to sense beforehand; see pre-, sentiment]
pre•sen•ti•ment(prɪˈzɛn tə mənt)
a feeling that something is about to happen, esp. something evil; foreboding.
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|Noun||1.||presentiment - a feeling of evil to come; "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding"; "the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case"|
apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread - fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"
shadow - a premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his happiness"
presage - a foreboding about what is about to happen