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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention;
- Example: "prophetic writings"
- Example: "prophetic powers"
- Example: "words that proved prophetic"
[syn: prophetic, prophetical]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 Webster] And fears are oft prophetic of the event. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prophetic adj 1: foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic" [syn: prophetic, prophetical] [ant: unprophetic]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "prophetic": Biblical, Gospel, Mosaic, New-Testament, Old-Testament, apocalyptic, apostolic, augural, auguring, canonical, divinatory, evangelic, evangelistic, fatidic, forecasting, foreseeing, foretelling, forewarning, fortunetelling, gospel, haruspical, inspired, interpretive, mantic, mysterious, mystic, oracular, predictional, predictive, predictory, prefigurative, prefiguring, presageful, presaging, prescient, presignificative, presignifying, prognostic, prognosticative, revealed, revelational, revelatory, scriptural, sibyllic, sibylline, strange, textual, textuary, theopneustic, unexplainable, vaticinal, vaticinatory, weather-wise