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Prescience vs. Presentiment — What's the Difference?

Prescience vs. Presentiment — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Prescience and Presentiment

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Prescience

Knowledge of actions or events before they occur; foresight
“That all four actors have gone on to significant careers only underscores the remarkable prescience of a movie that never quite found its own moment” (Justin Chang).
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Presentiment

A sense that something is about to occur; a premonition.
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Prescience

Knowledge of events before they take place; foresight; foreknowledge.
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Presentiment

A premonition; a feeling that something, often of undesirable nature, is going to happen.
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Prescience

Knowledge of events before they take place; foresight.
God's certain prescience of the volitions of moral agents.
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Presentiment

Previous sentiment, conception, or opinion; previous apprehension; especially, an antecedent impression or conviction of something unpleasant, distressing, or calamitous, about to happen; anticipation of evil; foreboding.
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Prescience

The power to foresee the future
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Presentiment

A feeling of evil to come;
A steadily escalating sense of foreboding
The lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
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