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o·rac·u·lar

 (ô-răk′yə-lər, ō-răk′-)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or being an oracle.
2. Resembling or characteristic of an oracle:
a. Solemnly prophetic.
b. Enigmatic; obscure.

[From Latin ōrāculum, oracle, from ōrāre, to speak.]

o·rac′u·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
o·rac′u·lar·ly adv.

oracular

(ɒˈrækjʊlə)
adj
1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) of or relating to an oracle: Apollo had his oracular shrine at Delphi.
2. wise and prophetic: an oracular political thriller.
3. mysterious or ambiguous
oˈracularly adv

o•rac•u•lar

(ɔˈræk yə lər, oʊˈræk-)

adj.
1. of the nature of an oracle.
2. making pronouncements as if by special inspiration or authority.
3. uttered or delivered as if divinely inspired or infallible.
4. ambiguous; obscure.
[1625–35; < Latin ōrācul(um) oracle + -ar1]
o•rac′u•lar•ly, adv.
o•rac`u•lar′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.oracular - of or relating to an oracle; "able by oracular means to expose a witch"
2.oracular - obscurely prophetic; "Delphic pronouncements"; "an oracular message"
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"
3.oracular - 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"
ambiguous - having more than one possible meaning; "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"

oracular

adjective
Of or relating to the foretelling of events by or as if by supernatural means:
Translations

oracular

[ɒˈrækjʊləʳ] ADJprofético, fatídico

oracular

adj inscriptions, utterances, toneorakelhaft; powersseherisch; (fig)weise; oracular shrineOrakelstätte f
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Macey now started an objection to his proposing himself as a deputy-constable; for that oracular old gentleman, claiming to know the law, stated, as a fact delivered to him by his father, that no doctor could be a constable.
About the period when the churches convene at Edinburgh in their annual assemblies, he was to be seen descending the Mound in the company of divers red-headed clergymen: these voluble, he only contributing oracular nods, brief negatives, and the austere spectacle of his stretched upper lip.
As long as I have stood in the midst of human affairs," said the chair, with a very oracular enunciation, "I have constantly observed that Justice, Truth, and Love are the chief ingredients of every happy life.
The second part celebrates the founding of Pytho (Delphi) as the oracular seat of Apollo.
This immovability of face, and the habit of taking a pinch of snuff before he gave an answer, made him trebly oracular to Mr.
But, as he uttered it, it became oracular, the most sacred of words.
Having so much to do with the recognition of local sanctities, the habit of connecting the very trees and stones of a particular spot of earth with the great events of life, till the low walls, the green mounds, the half-obliterated epitaphs, seemed full of oracular voices, even the religion of those people of the dales appeared but as another link between them and the solemn imageries of the natural world.
A motley phantasmagoria presents itself before him, which he describes in a few satirical touches, yet without expressing his opinion openly: he tells the people enough to set them all thinking and guessing; but in order to hurt nobody, he wraps his witty oracular judgments in a transparent veil, or rather in a lurid thundercloud, shooting forth bright sparks of wit, that they may fall in the powder-magazine of the expectant audience.
And I could see Charley Furuseth, as I had said good- bye to him that morning, lounging in a dressing-gown on the be- pillowed window couch and delivering himself of oracular and pessimistic epigrams.
you don't mean to tell me you understand that oracular sentence of his--'Suspect the very last person on whom suspicion could possibly fall.
Millward was mighty in important dogmas and sententious jokes, pompous anecdotes and oracular discourses, dealt out for the edification of the whole assembly in general, and of the admiring Mrs.
Having, in the absence of any more words, put this sudden climax to what he had faintly intended should be a long explanation of the whole life and character of his man, the oracular John Willet led the gentleman up his wide dismantled staircase into the Maypole's best apartment.