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What is the meaning of "sixth sense"?

(T. Srinivas, Siddipet)

Sometimes when you get up in the morning you have a feeling that you are going to have a really bad day. There may not be any logical explanation why you feel this way. You just have this strange feeling and funnily enough you end up having a perfectly lousy day. This intuitive feeling that you sometimes have that tells you that something good or bad is going to happen, is your "sixth sense". We all have five senses — taste, hearing, sight, smell, and touch. This sixth sense cannot be explained by the other five senses; it is something that cannot be explained by logic. Here are a few examples.

* Atul's sixth sense warned him not trust his new lawyer.

* Prem's sixth sense told him that something bad was going to happen.

The expression means the same thing as "gut reaction", or "gut feeling". Your gut feeling about something is your personal or intuitive feeling about something. For example,

* Satish had a gut feeling that he was going to get some bad news.

* I had a gut feeling that I shouldn't go through with the deal.

S. Upendran

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