premonition

Some people claim to have premonitions, such as a dream about a friend they haven't seen in years the night before the friend dies. A premonition is a warning that comes in advance, or a feeling that something is going to happen.

Like the synonym foreboding, a premonition usually refers to something bad or harmful. This noun is from Middle French premonicion, from Late Latin praemonitio, from Latin praemonere "to warn in advance," from the prefix prae- "before" plus monere "to warn."

Definitions of premonition
1

n an early warning about a future event

Synonyms:
forewarning
Type of:
warning
a message informing of danger

n a feeling of evil to come

Synonyms:
boding, foreboding, presentiment
Types:
shadow
a premonition of something adverse
presage
a foreboding about what is about to happen
Type of:
apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread
fearful expectation or anticipation

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