soothsayer

  • 1 soothsayer — [n] seer augur, channeller, clairvoyant, crystal ball gazer, diviner, forecaster, fortune teller, medium, oracle, palm reader, prophet, psychic, soothsayer; concept 423 …

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  • 2 Soothsayer — Sooth say er, n. 1. One who foretells events by the art of soothsaying; a prognosticator. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A mantis. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 Soothsayer — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Thrash Metal Gründung 1985 Auflösung 1990 Neugründung 2007 Websi …

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  • 4 soothsayer — mid 14c., “one who speaks truth;” late 14c., “fortune teller;” see SOOTH (Cf. sooth) + SAY (Cf. say). O.E. had soðsagu “act of speaking the truth,” seðan declare (the truth) …

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  • 5 soothsayer — ► NOUN ▪ a person supposed to be able to foresee the future. DERIVATIVES soothsaying noun. ORIGIN originally in the sense «person who speaks the truth»: see SOOTH(Cf. ↑sooth) …

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  • 6 soothsayer — [so͞oth sā΄ər] n. [ME sothseyere, one who speaks the truth] 1. Historical a person who professes to foretell the future 2. MANTIS …

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  • 7 Soothsayer — A soothsayer is a person who claims to speak sooth: specifically one who predicts the future based upon personal, political, spiritual, mental or religious beliefs rather than scientific facts.Typically, soothsayers include: *Astrologers *Augurs… …

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  • 8 soothsayer — UK [ˈsuːθˌseɪə(r)] / US [ˈsuθˌseɪr] noun [countable] Word forms soothsayer : singular soothsayer plural soothsayers in the past, someone who people thought was able to say what would happen in the future …

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  • 9 soothsayer — sooth·say·er (so͞oth’sā′ər) n. ▸ One who claims to be able to foretell events or predict the future; a seer. Word History: The truth is not always soothing, but our verb soothe is related to soothsayer, the word for one who tells the truth,… …

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  • 10 soothsayer — noun Date: 14th century a person who predicts the future by magical, intuitive, or more rational means ; prognosticator …

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  • 11 soothsayer — /soohth say euhr/, n. a person who professes to foretell events. [1300 50; ME sothseyere, sothseyer. See SOOTH, SAY1, ER1] * * * …

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  • 12 soothsayer — noun One who predicts the future, using magic, intuition or intelligence …

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  • 13 Soothsayer —    One who pretends to prognosticate future events. Baalam is so called (Josh. 13:22; Heb. kosem, a diviner, as rendered 1 Sam. 6:2; rendered prudent, Isa. 3:2). In Isa. 2:6 and Micah 5:12 (Heb. yonenim, i.e., diviners of the clouds ) the word is …

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  • 14 soothsayer — Synonyms and related words: Cassandra, Druid, astrologer, augur, calamity howler, crystal gazer, divinator, diviner, divineress, forecaster, foreknower, foreseer, foreshower, foreteller, fortuneteller, geomancer, haruspex, palmist, predictor,… …

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  • 15 soothsayer — Those who claim to foretell the future; the OT is hostile to them (Jer. 27:9). They are denounced by Micah [[➝ Micah, book of]] (5:12) as akin to sorcerers …

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  • 16 soothsayer — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. seer, oracle, diviner; see fortuneteller , prophet . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. predictor, prophet, seer, fortuneteller, forecaster, augur, oracle, diviner, psychic, Cassandra. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A person …

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  • 17 soothsayer — sooth|say|er [ˈsu:θˌseıə US ər] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: sooth truth (11 21 centuries) (from Old English soth, from soth true ) + sayer] old use someone who is believed to be able to say what will happen in the future …

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  • 18 soothsayer — sooth|say|er [ suθ,seır ] noun count in the past, someone whose job was telling people what would happen in the future …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 soothsayer — [[t]su͟ːθseɪə(r)[/t]] soothsayers N COUNT In former times, soothsayers were people who believed they could see into the future and say what was going to happen. Syn: prophet …

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  • 20 soothsayer — sooth·say·er || suːθ‚seɪə(r) n. one who predicts the future, prophet, seer, diviner …

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