clairvoyant
[ klair-voi-uhnt ]
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Part of Speechadjective, adjectiveOrigin + Etymology
Late-17th century; from the French, from clair "clear"+ voyant "seeing (from voir "to see"). The current sense dates from the mid 19th century.
Synonyms
adjective
visionaryclear-sighteddiscerningextrasensoryfar-sighted
adjective
psychic
Definition
adjectivehaving or claiming to have the power of seeing objects or actions beyond the range of natural vision
adjectiveof, by, or pertaining to clairvoyance
Examples
adjectiveA) It would take a clairvoyant level of awareness to predict where to go next, making it the worst scavenger hunt ever. B) She seemed to have a clairvoyant ability to know where everyone was, which made concealing the party planning a problem.
adjectiveA) His clairvoyant powers allowed him to see beyond what was possible, which no one could truly explain. B) She claimed to possess clairvoyant talents, but the legitimacy of her claims seemed suspect.
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