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premonition

noun [C] uk   /ˌprem.əˈnɪʃ.ən/ /ˌpriː.mə-/ us  
a feeling that something, especially something unpleasant, is going to happen: [+ that] He had a premonition that his plane would crash, so he took the train. She had a sudden premonition of what the future might bring.
Translations of “premonition”
in Spanish premonición…
in French pressentiment…
in German die Vorahnung…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指不祥的)預兆,預感…
in Russian предчувствие…
in Turkish önsezi, kötü his, iç sıkıntısı…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指不祥的)预兆,预感…
in Polish przeczucie…
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