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Meaning of SOOTHSAYING

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
 

SOOTHSAYING is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: divination, foretelling, fortune telling
 
 See Also: chirology, chiromancy, dowse, dowsing, geomancy, hydromancy, lithomancy, necromancy, onomancy, palm reading, palmistry, prognostication, prophecy, pyromancy, rhabdomancy, vaticination

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sooth"say`ing\, n.
1. A true saying; truth. [Obs.]

2. The act of one who soothsays; the foretelling of events;
   the art or practice of making predictions.

         A damsel, possessed with a spirit of divination . .
         . which brought her masters much gain by
         soothsaying.                          --Acts xvi.
                                               16.

3. A prediction; a prophecy; a prognostication.

         Divinations and soothsayings and dreams are vain.
                                               --Eclus.
                                               xxxiv. 5.

 

 

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