HyperDic: prophetic

English > 1 sense of the word prophetic:
ADJECTIVEallprophetic, propheticalforetelling events as if by supernatural intervention
prophetic > pronunciation
Soundsprahfeh'tihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > prophetic: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningforetelling events as if by supernatural intervention.
Examples
  • "prophetic writings"
  • "prophetic powers"
  • "words that proved prophetic"
Synonymprophetical
NarrowerDelphic, oracularobscurely prophetic
adumbrative, foreshadowing, prefigurativeindistinctly prophetic
apocalyptic, apocalyptical, revelatoryprophetic of devastation or ultimate doom
clairvoyant, precognitive, second-sightedforeseeing the future
divinatory, mantic, sibylline, sibyllic, vatic, vaticalresembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
fateful, foreboding, portentousominously prophetic
precursory, premonitorywarning of future / future misfortune
predictive, prognostic, prognosticativeOf or relating to prediction
Oppositeunpropheticnot prophetic
Spanishprofético
Catalanprofètic
Nounsprophecyknowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
prophecya prediction uttered under divine inspiration
prophetan authoritative person who divines the future
prophetsomeone who speaks by divine inspiration
Adverbspropheticallyin a prophetic manner

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