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What do you call people who have great power of premonition?

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    1. clairvoyant 2. seers 3. psychic – moonstar Jan 5 '15 at 7:55
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    4. deluded. 5. charlatans. Note: question is "What do you call them?" – itsbruce Jan 5 '15 at 10:23
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    Cassandras, if they are disbelieved. – Irefuteitthus Jan 5 '15 at 14:38
  • Mediums or fortunetellers. – Nicole Jan 5 '15 at 14:40
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Psychic is the suitable word to describe people who have great power of premonition. Psychic (noun) is "a person who has a special mental ability, for example being able to know what will happen in the future or what people are thinking" (Source: Cambridge Dictionaries). It originated in early 19th century from Greek "psukhikos" ( Ref: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/psychic).

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A sensitive. (from M-W)

  • a person having occult or psychical abilities.

  • a person with psychic powers; medium.

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