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pro·phet·ic

 (prə-fĕt′ĭk) also pro·phet·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy: prophetic books.
2. Foretelling events as if by divine inspiration: casual words that proved prophetic.

pro·phet′i·cal·ly adv.
pro·phet′i·cal·ness n.

prophetic

(prəˈfɛtɪk) or

prophetical

adj
1. of or relating to a prophet or prophecy
2. containing or of the nature of a prophecy; predictive
proˈphetically adv

pro•phet•ic

(prəˈfɛt ɪk)

also pro•phet′i•cal,



adj.
1. of or pertaining to a prophet.
2. of the nature of or containing prophecy: prophetic writings.
3. having the function or powers of a prophet, as a person.
4. predictive; ominous: prophetic signs.
pro•phet′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prophetic - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"
unprophetic - not prophetic; not foreseeing correctly

prophetic

adjective predictive, foreshadowing, presaging, prescient, divinatory, oracular, sibylline, prognostic, mantic, vatic (rare), augural, fatidic (rare) This ominous warning soon proved prophetic.

prophetic

also prophetical
adjective
Of or relating to the foretelling of events by or as if by supernatural means:
Translations
تَنَبُّئي، تَكَهُّني، نَبَوي
prorocký
proročanski
prófétai
spá-, spádóms-
prorocký
preroški
kâhince

prophetic

[prəˈfetɪk] ADJprofético

prophetic

[prəʊˈfɛtɪk] adjprophétique

prophetic

adj, prophetically
advprophetisch

prophetic

[prəˈfɛtɪk] adjprofetico/a

prophecy

(ˈprofəsi) plural ˈprophecies noun
1. the power of foretelling the future.
2. something that is foretold. He made many prophecies about the future.
ˈprophesy (-sai) verb
to foretell. He prophesied (that there would be) another war.
ˈprophet (-fit) feminine ˈprophetess noun
1. a person who (believes that he) is able to foretell the future.
2. a person who tells people what God wants, intends etc. the prophet Isaiah.
proˈphetic (-ˈfe-) adjective
proˈphetically adverb

prophecy is a noun: Her prophecy (not prophesy) came true.
prophesy is a verb: to prophesy (not prophecy) the future.
References in classic literature ?
It was for the Mediterranean sailors that fair-haired sirens sang among the black rocks seething in white foam and mysterious voices spoke in the darkness above the moving wave - voices menacing, seductive, or prophetic, like that voice heard at the beginning of the Christian era by the master of an African vessel in the Gulf of Syrta, whose calm nights are full of strange murmurs and flitting shadows.
However, since he seems a friend of yours, here goes--" And with the gladdest, most grateful sound in the world, the happy smack of a fish back home again in the water, after an appalling three minutes spent on land, that prophetic trout was once more an active unit in God's populous universe.
Southcott had recently attained her five-and-twentieth blessed birthday, of whom a prophetic private in the Life Guards had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of London and Westminster.
Some persons endeavour to prove that Onomacritus, the Locrian, was the first person of note who drew up laws; and that he employed himself in that business while he was at Crete, where he continued some time to learn the prophetic art: and they say, that Thales was his companion; and that Lycurgus and Zaleucus were the scholars of Thales, and Charondas of Zaleucus; but those who advance this, advance what is repugnant to chronology.
Before many years elapsed, the business began to be carried on in the names of 'Cheeryble and Nickleby,' so that Mrs Nickleby's prophetic anticipations were realised at last.
The episode meant more to him than being bested in play by the best swordsman in England--for that surely was no disgrace--to Henry it seemed prophetic of the outcome of a future struggle when he should stand face to face with the real De Montfort; and then, seeing in De Vac only the creature of his imagination with which he had vested the likeness of his powerful brother-in-law, Henry did what he should like to have done to the real Leicester.
The women all failing, from the handsome housekeeper downward, to make the smallest impression on him, consoled themselves by prophetic visions of his future relations with the sex, and predicted vindictively that "his time would come.
She laughed a laugh that was like a prophetic croak.
Was the promise of the future shining with prophetic light through the surface-shadow of Norah's reserve, and darkening with prophetic gloom, under the surface-glitter of Magdalen's bright spirits?
What change of circumstances, time, and a fuller population of our country may produce, requires a prophetic spirit to declare, which makes no part of my pretensions.
There was a contained, prophetic energy in his utterances, even on the slightest affairs; he SAW the damned thing; if you did not, it must be from perversity of will; and this sent the blood to his head.
On the morning appointed for her departure Tess was awake before dawn--at the marginal minute of the dark when the grove is still mute, save for one prophetic bird who sings with a clear-voiced conviction that he at least knows the correct time of day, the rest preserving silence as if equally convinced that he is mistaken.