I always make intuitions regarding the future, sometimes good and sometimes bad, and most of the time they are likely to be proven true. So what would a person be called whose intuitions always become true and happen?

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    A psychic or a clairvoyant. – user66974 Jun 16 '15 at 16:31
  • Thanks for your answer. And yes clairvoyant is a nice word but it doesn't fit to my context like it seems having supernatural power to see future is clairvoyant (Clear-Site) but its a bit strong for my case. But still I liked this word. Cheers – Ehaan Jun 16 '15 at 16:38
  • Also, IMO, Visceral-(adj.) obtained through intuition – Misti Jun 16 '15 at 18:18
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    Clairvoyant is really someone who can see hidden things in the present, not necessarily in the future. 'Seer' works here. 'Prophet' would too, but there's often a religious implication. – jamesqf Jun 16 '15 at 21:33

In such a case you are prescient.


noun pre·science \ˈpre-sh(ē-)ən(t)s, ˈprē-, -s(ē-)ən(t)s\

the ability to know what will or might happen in the future

  • Yeah this one suits perfectly 👍 – Ehaan Jun 16 '15 at 16:39

A person who has:

Foreknowledge of an event, especially as a form of extrasensory perception. (ODO)

is precognitive (adjective):

The woman who stepped into my office was tall, leggy, beautiful - and bewildered, "How did you know I was about to knock" "Like it says on the door, I'm a precognitive detective.

Jack Hammett, Precognitive Detective

or has precognitive abilities/ability of precognition:

"He's been dead for ten years", she said.

"Er", said Windle, but the question was already there in his larynx, "I trust Mr. Cake is in good health?"

"It's okay. Oi speaks to him occasional," said Mrs. Cake.

"I'm sorry to hear that," said Windle.

"All right, if it makes you feel any better."

"Um, Mrs. Cake? I'm finding it a little confusing. Could you...switch off...your precognition...?"

from: The Reaper Man, by Terry Pratchet

(context: Mrs. Cake has the ability of precognition, so she answers Windle's questions before he has the chance to ask them.)


Although the word "prophet" may have a religious meaning in some contexts, it can also be used to refer to a person with non-spiritual abilities to predict the future.


A person who makes or claims to be able to make predictions:
the anti-technology prophets of doom (Oxford Dictionaries)


If it is true, you are a foreseer:

FORESEE''R, n. One who foresees or foreknows.

If you believe the gift is somehow divine in nature, then you are an Oracle.

Reference: Noah Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.


Another word you could use is augur.

From Dictionary.com:

1. one of a group of ancient Roman officials charged with observing and interpreting omens for guidance in public affairs.
2. soothsayer; prophet.

verb (used with object)
3. to divine or predict, as from omens; prognosticate.

A synonym of augur is auspex.

Also, predictor is someone who predicts.


How about visionary?


visionary: A person with original ideas about what the future will or could be like

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