• Failure of expectation.
  • Disappointment (Substantives), vain expectation, surprise, astonishment 870.

    (Phrase). "There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip."

    A balk, an afterclap, a miscalculation.

    (Verbs). To be disappointed, etc., to miscalculate; to look blank, to look blue, to look aghast.

    To disappoint, balk, let down, dumbfound, dash one's hope 859, sell.

    (Adjectives). Disappointed, aghast, blue.

    Happening contrary to or against expectation.

    (Phrases). Rusticus exspectat, etc.; dis aliter visum; parturiunt montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.

  • Foresight (Substantives), prospiscience, prescience, fore-knowledge, forethought, forecast, prevision, prognosis, precognition, second-sight, clairvoyance.
  • Anticipation, foretaste, prenotion, presentiment, foregone conclusion, providence, sagacity.

    Announcement, prospectus, programme.

    (Verbs). To foresee, foreknow, forejudge, forecast, anticipate, look forwards or beyond, look, peep, or pry into the future.

    (Phrase). To keep a sharp look out for.

    (Adjectives). Foreseeing, etc., prescient, weather-wise, far-sighted, far-seeing; rational, sagacious, perspicacious.

  • Prediction1 (Substantives), announcement, prognosis, prophecy, vaticination, mantology, prognostication, haruspicy, auguration, bodement, omination, augury, foreboding, abodement, aboding, horoscope, nativity, genethliacs, fortune - telling, palmistry, soothsaying, ominousness, see Necromancy 992.
  • Place of prediction: adytum, tripod.

    (Verbs). To predict, prognosticate, prophesy, vaticinate, presage, augur, bode, forebode, foretell, croak, soothsay, auspicate.

    To foretoken, betoken, prefigure, portend, foreshadow, foreshow, usher in, herald, signify, premise, announce, point to, lour, admonish, warn, forewarn, advise.

    (Adjectives). Predicting, etc., predictive, prophetic, fatidical, vaticinal, oracular, Sibylline.

    Ominous, portentous, augural, auspicious, monitory, premonitory, significant of, pregnant with, weatherwise, bodeful.

    (Phrase). "Coming events cast their shadows before."

  • Omen (Substantives), portent, presage, prognostic, augury, auspice, sign, forerunner, precursor 64, harbinger, herald, monition, warning, avant-courier, pilot-balloon, handwriting on the wall, rise and fall of the barometer, a bird of ill omen, a sign of the times.
  • Oracle (Substantives), prophet, seer, soothsayer, fortuneteller, palmist, gipsy, witch, geomancer, Sibyl, Python, Pythoness, Pythia, Pythian oracle, Old Moore, Zadkiel, Mother Shipton, haruspex, Sphinx, Tiresias, Cassandra, Œdipus.

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