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or fa·tid·i·cal

[fey-tid-ik or fey-tid-i-kuh l; fuh-]
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  1. prophetic.
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Origin of fatidic

1665–75; < Latin fātidicus, equivalent to fāti- (combining form of fātum fate) + -dicus one who utters, derivative of dīcere to say
Related formsfa·tid·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for fatidical

augural, divinatory, fatidic, mantic, oracular, sibylline, vatic, vaticinal, prophetical, sibyllic

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Historical Examples of fatidical

  • Fatidical, fa-tid′ik-al, adj. having power to foretell future events: prophetical.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • This fatidical presentiment turned out unfortunately to be a fact.

  • And I say: what are all his vapourings and fatidical croonings on the tripod of pseudo-prophecy as compared to Anna Karenina?

British Dictionary definitions for fatidical



  1. rare prophetic
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Derived Formsfatidically, adverb

Word Origin for fatidic

C17: from Latin fātidicus, from fātum fate + dīcere to say
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