clairvoyant


adjective

  1. having or claiming to have the power of seeing objects or actions beyond the range of natural vision: Not being clairvoyant, I did not foresee the danger of ignoring her advice.
  2. of, by, or pertaining to clairvoyance: Unlike more talented witches, I had to make do with love potions and occasional clairvoyant visions.

noun

  1. a clairvoyant person: A clever clairvoyant could make a fortune in the stock market.

adjective

  1. of, possessing, or relating to clairvoyance
  2. having great insight or second sight

noun

  1. a person claiming to have the power to foretell future events
adj.

“having psychic gifts,” 1837, earlier “having insight” (1670s), from special use of French clairvoyant “clear-sighted, discerning, judicious” (13c.), from clair (see clear (adj.)) + voyant “seeing,” present participle of voir, from Latin videre “to see” (see vision).

n.

1834 in the psychic sense; see clairvoyant (adj.). Earlier it was used in the sense “clear-sighted person” (1794). Fem. form was Clairvoyante.

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