Oracular
Oracular O*rac"u*lar, a. [L. oracularius. See {Oracle}.] 1. Of or pertaining to an oracle; uttering oracles; forecasting the future; as, an oracular tongue. [1913 Webster]

2. Resembling an oracle in some way, as in solemnity, wisdom, authority, obscurity, ambiguity, dogmatism. [1913 Webster]

They have something venerable and oracular in that unadorned gravity and shortness in the expression. --Pope. [1913 Webster] -- {O*rac"u*lar*ly}, adv. -- {O*rac"u*lar*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • oracular — ORACULÁR, Ă, oraculari, e, adj. (Rar) care aparţine oracolului, privitor la oracol. – Oracul + suf. ar. Trimis de mihvar, 13.11.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  oraculár adj. m., pl. oraculári; f. sg. oraculáră, pl …   Dicționar Român

  • oracular — I adjective cryptic, divinatory, enigmatic, fatidic, fatidical, foreknowing, foretelling, knowing, mysterious, mystical, obscure, ominous, portentous, precursive, precursory, predicting, predictive, presaging, prognostic, prophetic, sage, sapient …   Law dictionary

  • oracular — (adj.) 1670s, from L. oraculum (see ORACLE (Cf. oracle)) + AR (Cf. ar) …   Etymology dictionary

  • oracular — adj. 2 g. 1. Relativo a oráculo. • v. intr. 2.  [Pouco usado] Falar como oráculo …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • oracular — doctrinaire, dogmatic, *dictatorial, authoritarian, magisterial Analogous words: positive, certain, *sure, cocksure …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • oracular — [adj] prophetic ambiguous, anticipating, apocalyptic, arcane, auguring, auspicious, authoritative, cabalistic, clairvoyant, cryptic, Delphian, discovering, divining, divulging, dogmatic, fatidic, foreboding, forecasting, foretelling, imperious,… …   New thesaurus

  • oracular — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to an oracle. 2) hard to interpret. 3) holding or claiming the authority of an oracle …   English terms dictionary

  • oracular — [ō rak′yo͞o lər, ôrak′yo͞o lər; ō rak′yələr, ô rak′yələr] adj. 1. of, or having the nature of, an oracle 2. like an oracle; wise, prophetic, mysterious, etc. 3. obscure; enigmatic oracularity [ō rak′yo͞o lar′ə tē, ō rak′yo͞olar′ə tē] n.… …   English World dictionary

  • oracular — adjective /ɒɹˈæk.juː.lə,ɔːˈɹæk.juː.lə,ɔˈɹæk.ju.lɚ,ɔˈɹæk.jə.lɚ/ a) Of or relating to an oracle. In some of the Hebrides they attributed the same oracular power to a large black stone by the sea shore, which they approached with certain solemnities …   Wiktionary

  • oracular — adjective 1) his every utterance was given oracular significance Syn: prophetic, prophetical, sibylline, predictive, prescient, prognostic, divinatory, augural 2) oracular responses Syn: enigmatic, cryptic, abstruse …   Thesaurus of popular words

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