prophetic

[pruh-fet-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a prophet: prophetic inspiration.
2.
of the nature of or containing prophecy: prophetic writings.
3.
having the function or powers of a prophet, as a person.
4.
predictive; presageful or portentous; ominous: prophetic signs; prophetic warnings.
Also, prophetical.


Origin:
1585–95; < Late Latin prophēticus < Greek prophētikós. See prophet, -ic

propheticality, propheticalness, noun
prophetically, adverb
hyperprophetic, adjective
hyperprophetical, adjective
hyperprophetically, adverb
nonprophetic, adjective
nonprophetical, adjective
nonprophetically, adverb
postprophetic, adjective
postprophetical, adjective
preprophetic, adjective
pseudoprophetic, adjective
pseudoprophetical, adjective
quasi-prophetic, adjective
quasi-prophetical, adjective
quasi-prophetically, adverb
unprophetic, adjective
unprophetical, adjective
unprophetically, adverb
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prophetic (prəˈfɛtɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a prophet or prophecy
2.  containing or of the nature of a prophecy; predictive
 
pro'phetically
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

prophetic
1595, from Fr. prophétique (15c.), from L.L. propheticus (c.200), from Gk. prophetikos "pertaining to a prophet," from prophetes (see prophet).
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Example sentences
Success requires that the provost operate more as a pragmatic manager than a
  prophetic visionary.
Nevertheless, he was a prophetic figure for later generations of painters.
Surely, a prophetic work within and without science.
So there is some creative reworking of some vague language, but nothing
  specific and nothing prophetic.
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