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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.
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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
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o•rac•u•lar(ɔˈræk yə lər, oʊˈræk-)
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.
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|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"|
|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"
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