Word of the Day – Prescient

By March 18, 2020 Word of the Day

Prescient (adj)


Having or showing knowledge of events before they take place.

Early 17th century from Latin praescient- ‘knowing beforehand’, from the verb praescire, from prae ‘before’ + scire ‘know’.

Example sentences

“And now some dystopian fiction just seemed like a prescient warning”

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