V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a medical opinion as to the likely outcome of a disease or the chances of getting better; 2. prediction of future outcomes

Synonyms: prediction, cast, forecast, foretelling, prevision


Tips: Although prognosis is usually a medical word used to predict the outcome of a disease or surgery, prognosis is also used as a more sophisticated or academic word for prediction, forecast, or judgment.

Usage Examples:

Well, the economic prognosis is looking good, according to leading economists. (prediction, judgment, forecast)

The doctor's prognosis is that Dad will recover from the surgery and be back to normal within a couple weeks. (prediction, assessment)

Unfortunately, the prognosis does not look good; the cancer has spread. (prediction, assessment)

After two rounds of successful chemotherapy, my prognosis is good. (future outcome, prediction)

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