prophetic

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adjective pro·phet·ic \prə-ˈfe-tik\

Definition of prophetic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy

  2. 2 :  foretelling events :  predictive

prophetically

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Examples of prophetic in a sentence

  1. the prophetic books of the Old Testament

  2. <in retrospect, those lower-than-expected sales numbers were a prophetic indicator of the financial trouble the company would soon be in>

15th Century

First Known Use of prophetic

15th century

Variants of prophetic

less commonly

prophetical

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PROPHETIC Defined for English Language Learners

prophetic

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adjective pro·phet·ic \prə-ˈfe-tik\

Definition of prophetic for English Language Learners

  • : correctly stating what will happen in the future

  • : of or relating to a prophet or to prophecy


PROPHETIC Defined for Kids

prophetic

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adjective pro·phet·ic \prə-ˈfe-tik\

Definition of prophetic for Students

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a prophet or prophecy

  2. 2 :  serving to foretell <His cough was prophetic of an early death. — Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain>



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