[syn: enigmatic, oracular]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
2. Resembling an oracle in some way, as in solemnity, wisdom,
authority, obscurity, ambiguity, dogmatism.
They have something venerable and oracular in that
unadorned gravity and shortness in the expression.
[1913 Webster] -- O*rac"u*lar*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of or relating to an oracle; "able by oracular means to
expose a witch"
2: obscurely prophetic; "Delphic pronouncements"; "an oracular
message" [syn: Delphic, oracular]
3: resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought; "the oracular
sayings of Victorian poets"; "so enigmatic that priests might
have to clarify it"; "an enigmatic smile" [syn: enigmatic,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
45 Moby Thesaurus words for "oracular":
apocalyptic, augural, auguring, bigoted, conceited, divinatory,
doctrinaire, doctrinarian, dogmatic, dogmatizing, fatidic,
forecasting, foreseeing, foretelling, forewarning, fortunetelling,
haruspical, mantic, opinionated, opinionative, opinioned,
peremptory, pontifical, positive, positivistic, predictional,
predictive, predictory, prefigurative, prefiguring, presageful,
presaging, presignificative, presignifying, prognostic,
prognosticative, pronunciative, prophetic, self-opinionated,
self-opinioned, sibyllic, sibylline, vaticinal, vaticinatory,