Definitions for: Soothsaying


[n] the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means



Webster (1913) 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.

Synonyms: divination, foretelling, fortune telling

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

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