Definition of "soothsayer" [sooth•say•er]

  • One who claims to be able to foretell events or predict the future; a seer. (noun)

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Use "soothsayer" in a sentence
  • "So Thebes becomes Themes, Zeus becomes Sooth (as in soothsayer) and Semele becomes Simile."
  • "Upon this, Amarar called his soothsayer, and required him to name a propitious moment for the sally."
  • "The interpreter translated this for Mesullam, but the soothsayer was all the while in the same suspicious and crabbed mood."