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soothsayer n : someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge) [syn: forecaster, predictor, prognosticator]

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  1. a person who predicts the future by magical, intuitive, or more rational means

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A soothsayer is a person who claims to speak sooth: specifically one who predicts the future based upon personal, political, spiritual, mental or religious beliefs rather than scientific facts.
Typically, soothsayers include:
Soothsayer may also refer to:

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