Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “prophetic”

prophetic

adjective uk   /prəˈfet.ɪk/ us    /-ˈfet̬-/
saying correctly what will happen in the future: Much of Orwell's writing now seems grimly prophetic.Predicting things and intuition
prophetically
adverb uk   /-ɪ.kəl.i/ us  
Predicting things and intuition
(Definition of prophetic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of prophetic?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Predicting things and intuition, but you might be interested in these topics from the Thinking about the future topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “prophetic” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

improvisation

a performance that an actor, musician, etc. has not practised or planned

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More