Definition of mind reader in English:

mind reader

noun

  • A person who can supposedly discern what another person is thinking.

    ‘clairvoyants and mediums are often rechristened mind readers’
    ‘Aren't you going to give me a clue? I'm not a mind reader’
    • ‘Your partner, co-workers, friends and family are not mind-readers.’
    • ‘Hair stylists are not mind-readers, and they want you to be happy with the cut.’
    • ‘Harry Potter author JK Rowling is looking for a mind-reader to take charge of the third film about her schoolboy wizard.’
    • ‘People are not mind-readers, and young people especially are not always as perceptive as adults would like them to be.’
    • ‘It didn't take a mind-reader to work out that most of the warmly appreciative audience were considering that, if he were prepared to go back that far, might he be willing to retrospect a little further?’
    • ‘For some, it has even become an obsession: good tailors - ones who can do good workmanship, who are bilingual mind-readers and who are cheap - are well kept secrets.’
    • ‘Babies aren't mind-readers - though if someone is holding them awkwardly, they may be uncomfortable and cry as a result.’
    • ‘More mind writer than mind-reader, Barry boasts an uncanny ability to direct and misdirect the participants in his illusions.’
    • ‘And I'm always impressed with seeming mind-readers (Blink goes into detail about what should be called face-reading) who can divine useful information from flickers of facial muscle contractions.’
    • ‘Grandparents aren't mind-readers so try and have regular discussions with them about discipline, diet and other matters so that they know what your views and wishes are.’
    • ‘What was the point of holding back anything from her when the girl was practically a mind-reader anyway?’
    • ‘From here, the scene would appear to deteriorate into a C-grade psychobabble battle of the mind-readers.’
    • ‘A mind-reader… you predicted what would happen.’
    • ‘That line about ‘understands me personally’ makes me speculate that what he really wants is a mind-reader.’
    • ‘The problem with this kind of ‘preventive’ measure is that we are not mind-readers.’
    • ‘You have to be part equipment salesman, part mind-reader, part therapist.’
    • ‘We say ‘sure he or she knows I love him,’ but how do they know if you haven't told them, they're not mind-readers, you have to say it… your children need to hear that now and again.’
    • ‘You're not a mind-reader - but I join the chorus who say if the company faults someone for wearing dress pants instead of a skirt, I would never knowingly work there.’
    • ‘I think the other were convinced that this guy was some sort of psychic or mind-reader or prophet because they took his word as fact.’
    • ‘Try not to block the conversation - don't interrupt, launch into a monologue or expect them to be a mind-reader.’

Pronunciation

mind reader