Origin of presentimentMiddle French from pressentir, to have a presentiment of from Classical Latin praesentire: see pre- and sentiment
April's presentiment just minutes before her wedding was set to start made her even more nervous.
When you have a strong feeling of dread and are convinced that your wedding day is going to be a disaster, this is an example of presentiment.
Origin of presentimentObsolete French from presentir to feel beforehand from Latin praesentīre prae- pre- sentīre to feel ; see sent- in Indo-European roots.
- A premonition; a feeling that something, often of undesirable nature, is going to happen.
From French pressentiment, from Middle French
- (1) The foe might be " a creation of his moral presentiment and assigned to the north as the cloudy region of mystery."
- Tomorrow perhaps, even certainly, I have a presentiment that for the first time I shall have to show all I can do.
- The latter at the last moment recorded their votes in favor of the Abarzuza Bill when they perceived that a strange sort of eleventh-hour presentiment was about to make all the Spanish parties vote this insufficient reform.
- We know phenomena, how the existence of things appears to us in nature; we believe in the true nature, the eternal essence of things (the good, the true, the beautiful); by means of presentiment (Ahnung) the intermediary between knowledge and belief, we recognize the supra-sensible in the sensible, the being in the phenomenon.
- Anna Pavlovna's presentiment was in fact fulfilled.