soothsaying


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sooth·say·ing

 (so͞oth′sā′ĭng)
n.
1. The art or practice of foretelling events.
2. A prediction; a prophecy.

sooth•say•ing

(ˈsuθˌseɪ ɪŋ)

n.
1. the practice or art of foretelling events.
2. a prophecy or prediction.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soothsaying - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural meanssoothsaying - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
prophecy, vaticination, prognostication - knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
arithmancy - divination by means of numbers
dowse, dowsing, rhabdomancy - searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
geomancy - divination by means of signs connected with the earth (as points taken at random or the arrangement of particles thrown down at random or from the configuration of a region and its relation to another)
hydromancy - divination by water (as by patterns seen in the ebb and flow of the tides)
lithomancy - divination by means of stones or stone talismans
necromancy - conjuring up the dead, especially for prophesying
oneiromancy - divination through the interpretation of dreams
onomancy - divination by the letters of a name
chirology, chiromancy, palm reading, palmistry - telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand
pyromancy - divination by fire or flames

soothsaying

noun
Something that is foretold by or as if by supernatural means:
Translations

soothsaying

[ˈsuːθˌseɪɪŋ] Nadivinación f

soothsaying

n (old)Wahrsagerei f
References in classic literature ?
One morning early, the soothsaying Delaware appeared with a gloomy countenance.
Huge Earth bare these to Epaphus -- soothsaying people, knowing seercraft by the will of Zeus the lord of oracles, but deceivers, to the end that men whose thought passes their utterance (33) might be subject to the gods and suffer harm -- Aethiopians and Libyans and mare-milking Scythians.
There are about 20 odd surveys floating about and all of them underscore media self- importance more than any great soothsaying.
Lots of folks chuckled at the Microsoft executive, believing his soothsaying was merely self-serving.
Whether the reality of election day has delivered on their soothsaying is another matter.
There isn't much in the way of soothsaying affirmation in Don Colacho--in fact there is none--but there is the balm of honest assessment, which stings and cools with any application, but never numbs.
Let's hope his soothsaying powers have improved since 2010 when he gave an upbeat assessment of Liverpool's then new signing Joe Cole.
The report adds that while the soothsaying cephalopod correctly predicted the results of every match Germany played at the last FIFA World Cup, along with the result of the final, he developed a cult following in the process.
James added that the script also contained a type of soothsaying wizard character, but joked that he'd be "nothing like Obi-Wan Kenobi".
In Atlantis, Hercules has joined forces with studious Pythagoras (Robert Emms) and heroic Jason (Jack Donnelly), whose quest to find his father has led him to the strange and mysterious land of Atlantis, full of mythical creatures, soothsaying oracles and palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants.
Atlantis focuses on a young lad called Jason who, while searching for his missing father, is washed up on the shores of a mysterious land, a place where mythical creatures, soothsaying oracles and palaces seemingly built by giants are commonplace.
And not only will I use my soothsaying powers to tell you where they will finish pre-split, I will also reveal how many points they will accumulate, how many goals they'll score, how many they'll concede and how many clean sheets they will keep.