Definitions for oracularɔˈræk yə lər, oʊˈræk-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•rac•u•larɔˈræk yə lər, oʊˈræk-(adj.)

  1. of the nature of an oracle.

  2. making pronouncements as if by special inspiration or authority.

  3. uttered or delivered as if divinely inspired or infallible.

  4. ambiguous; obscure.

Origin of oracular:

1625–35; < L ōrācul(um)oracle+ -ar1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. oracular(adj)

    of or relating to an oracle

    "able by oracular means to expose a witch"

  2. Delphic, oracular(adj)

    obscurely prophetic

    "Delphic pronouncements"; "an oracular message"

  3. enigmatic, oracular(adj)

    resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought

    "the oracular sayings of Victorian poets"; "so enigmatic that priests might have to clarify it"; "an enigmatic smile"


  1. oracular(Adjective)

    Of or relating to an oracle.

  2. oracular(Adjective)

    Prophetic, foretelling the future.

  3. oracular(Adjective)

    Ambiguous, hard to interpret.


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