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oracular

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Oracular \O*rac"u*lar\, adjective [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. --Pope. -- {O*rac"u*lar*ly}, adverb -- {O*rac"u*lar*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

oracular

adjective

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}, {oracular}]


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