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oracular

[ aw-rak-yuh-ler, oh-rak- ]
/ ɔˈræk yə lər, oʊˈræk- /
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adjective

of the nature of, resembling, or suggesting an oracle: an oracular response.
giving forth utterances or decisions as if by special inspiration or authority.
uttered or delivered as if divinely inspired or infallible; sententious.
ambiguous; obscure.
portentous; ominous.

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Origin of oracular

1625–35; <Latin ōrācul(um) oracle + -ar1

OTHER WORDS FROM oracular

o·rac·u·lar·ly, adverbo·rac·u·lar·i·ty [aw-rak-yuh-lar-i-tee, oh-rak-], /ɔˌræk yəˈlær ɪ ti, oʊˌræk-/, o·rac·u·lar·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for oracular

oracular
/ (ɒˈrækjʊlə) /

adjective

of or relating to an oracleApollo had his oracular shrine at Delphi
wise and prophetican oracular political thriller
mysterious or ambiguous

Derived forms of oracular

oracularly, adverb
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