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oracular

[aw-rak-yuh-ler, oh-rak-] /ɔˈræk yə lər, oʊˈræk-/
adjective
1.
of the nature of, resembling, or suggesting an oracle:
an oracular response.
2.
giving forth utterances or decisions as if by special inspiration or authority.
3.
uttered or delivered as if divinely inspired or infallible; sententious.
4.
ambiguous; obscure.
5.
portentous; ominous.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin ōrācul(um) oracle + -ar1
Related forms
oracularly, adverb
oracularity
[aw-rak-yuh-lar-i-tee, oh-rak-] /ɔˌræk yəˈlær ɪ ti, oʊˌræk-/ (Show IPA),
oracularness, noun
Synonyms
1. prophetic. 2. authoritative, dogmatic. 4. equivocal.
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British Dictionary definitions for oracularly

oracular

/ɒˈrækjʊlə/
adjective
1.
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
Derived Forms
oracularly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for oracularly

oracular

adj.

1670s, from Latin oraculum (see oracle) + -ar.

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