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ORACULAR

 Dictionary entry overview: What does oracular mean? 

ORACULAR (adjective)
  The adjective ORACULAR has 3 senses:

1. of or relating to an oracle
2. obscurely prophetic
3. resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought

  Familiarity information: ORACULAR used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ORACULAR (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to an oracle

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

able by oracular means to expose a witch

Pertainym:

oracle (a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible)


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Meaning:

Obscurely prophetic

Synonyms:

Delphic; oracular

Context examples:

Delphic pronouncements / an oracular message

Similar:

prophetic; prophetical (foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention)


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Meaning:

Resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought

Synonyms:

enigmatic; oracular

Context examples:

the oracular sayings of Victorian poets / so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it / an enigmatic smile

Similar:

ambiguous (having more than one possible meaning)


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