prophetic
I adjective alarming, augural, bodeful, clairvoyant, divinatory, divinus, farseeing, farsighted, fateful, fatidic, fatidical, fatidicus, fatiloquent, foreboding, forecasting, foreknowing, foreseeing, foresighted, foretelling, forewarning, haruspical, indicative, mantic, menacing, minacious, minatorial, minatory, monitorial, monitory, ominous, oracular, portentous, precognitive, precursive, predictive, predictory, prefigurative, preindicative, premonitory, presageful, presaging, prescient, presentient, prognostic, prognosticate, prophetical, pythonic, sibylic, sibylline, vatic, vaticinal II index oracular, portentous (ominous)

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  • Prophetic — Pro*phet ic, Prophetical Pro*phet ic*al, a. [L. propheticus, Gr. ?: cf. F. proph[ e]tique.] Containing, or pertaining to, prophecy; foretelling events; as, prophetic writings; prophetic dreams; used with of before the thing foretold. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prophetic — [prə fet′ik, prōfet′ik] adj. [MFr prophetique < LL(Ec) propheticus < Gr prophētikos] 1. of, or having the powers of, a prophet 2. of, having the nature of, or containing a prophecy [a prophetic utterance] 3. that predicts or foreshadows:… …   English World dictionary

  • prophetic — 1590s, from Fr. prophétique (15c.), from L.L. propheticus (c.200), from Gk. prophetikos pertaining to a prophet, from prophetes (see PROPHET (Cf. prophet)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • prophetic — [adj] telling of the future apocalyptic, augural, Delphian*, divinatory, fatidic, foreshadowing, mantic, occult, oracular, predictive, presaging, prescient, prognostic, prophetical, pythonic, sibylline, vaticinal, veiled; concept 267 …   New thesaurus

  • prophetic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) accurately predicting the future. 2) relating to or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy. DERIVATIVES prophetical adjective prophetically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • prophetic — [[t]prəfe̱tɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If something was prophetic, it described or suggested something that did actually happen later. This ominous warning soon proved prophetic... Friends recalled Elisabeth s prophetic words of several years ago. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • prophetic — propheticality, propheticalness, n. prophetically, adv. /preuh fet ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a prophet: prophetic inspiration. 2. of the nature of or containing prophecy: prophetic writings. 3. having the function or powers of a prophet,… …   Universalium

  • prophetic — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ His warnings about the trip proved prophetic. ADVERB ▪ almost ▪ eerily …   Collocations dictionary

  • prophetic — pro|phet|ic [prəˈfetık] adj correctly saying what will happen in the future ▪ It turned out to be a prophetic piece of journalism. ▪ Lundgren s warnings proved prophetic . >prophetically [ kli] adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • prophetic — pro|phet|ic [ prə fetık ] or pro|phet|i|cal [ prə fetıkl ] adjective 1. ) describing something that will happen in the future: His words proved oddly prophetic. 2. ) relating to or like a PROPHET: prophetic powers ╾ pro|phet|i|cal|ly [ prə… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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