Definition of prophetic in English:

prophetic

Line breaks: pro|phet¦ic
Pronunciation: /prəˈfɛtɪk
 
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adjective

  • 1Accurately predicting what will happen in the future: his warnings proved prophetic
    More example sentences
    • The photo finish judge was to prove his words prophetic.
    • Any writer can end up being prophetic, a predictor of the coming gloom.
    • And who are the most successfully prophetic when it comes to predicting the future?

Derivatives

prophetical

adjective
More example sentences
  • But this is the only factor absent from this prophetical jigsaw.
  • The authority of the Bible, as our rule of faith, is demonstrated by its own separate and independent evidences, literary history, moral, internal, prophetical.
  • His underlying point remains valid today, although, of course, we now hesitate to make historical statements about the narrative characters in the Elijah and Elisha prophetical stories.

prophetically

adverb
More example sentences
  • ‘Earthly lust leads to murder,’ warns the older monk prophetically, and we watch as the seasons advance, and the young man journeys towards a kind of fraught enlightenment.
  • Albert Einstein very prophetically said of the Mahatma, ‘Generations to come, it may well be, will scarce believe that such a man as this, ever in flesh and blood, walked upon this earth.’
  • Ustinov was only 17 when he took his bow in theatre and a year later he faced a movie camera in a film, prophetically titled ‘Hullo Fame’.

Origin

late 15th century: from French prophétique or late Latin propheticus, from Greek prophētikos 'predicting' (see prophet).

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