soothsaying

Definitions of soothsaying
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n the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means

Synonyms:
divination, foretelling, fortune telling
Types:
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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
Type of:
prognostication, prophecy, vaticination
knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)

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