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, and considered the first fancy which came into their own minds, after they did so, to be the undoubted dictate of the tutelar deity of the stone, and, as such, to be, if possible, punctually complied with.

b) Prophetic, foretelling the future.

My Lord Chatham, whose wisdom his party in those days used to call superhuman, raised his oracular voice in the House of Peers against the American contest;

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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  • 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

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