divinatory(redirected from divinatorily)
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1. The art or act of foretelling future events or revealing occult knowledge by means of augury or an alleged supernatural agency.
2. An inspired guess or presentiment.
3. Something that has been divined.
di·vin′a·to′ry (dĭ-vĭn′ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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|Adj.||1.||divinatory - resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; "the high priest's divinatory pronouncement"; "mantic powers"; "a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions"|
|2.||divinatory - based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation"|