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prophetic

adjective uk   /prəˈfet.ɪk/ us    /-ˈfet̬-/
saying correctly what will happen in the future: Much of Orwell's writing now seems grimly prophetic.
prophetically
adverb uk   /-ɪ.kəl.i/ us  
Translations of “prophetic”
in Korean 예언의…
in Arabic نُبوئي…
in Portuguese profético…
in Catalan profètic…
in Japanese 予知の, 予言的な…
in Italian profetico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 預言的,預示的…
in Russian пророческий…
in Turkish kâhince, kehanet gibi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 预言的,预示的…
in Polish proroczy…
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