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Divinatory definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DIVINATORY, a. Professing divination.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy; "the high priest's divinatory pronouncement"; "mantic powers"; "a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions" [syn: divinatory, mantic, sibylline, sibyllic, vatic, vatical]
2: based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence; "theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural"; "the supposed reason for his absence"; "suppositious reconstructions of dead languages"; "hypothetical situation" [syn: conjectural, divinatory, hypothetical, hypothetic, supposed, suppositional, suppositious, supposititious]

Merriam Webster's

adjective see divination

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Divinatory Di*vin"a*to*ry, a. [Cf. F. divinatoire.] Professing, or relating to, divination. ``A natural divinatory instinct.'' --Cowley.

Moby Thesaurus

anticipant, anticipatory, apocalyptic, augural, auguring, clairvoyant, farseeing, farsighted, fatidic, forecasting, forehanded, foreknowing, foreseeing, foresighted, foretelling, forethoughted, forethoughtful, forewarning, fortunetelling, haruspical, intuitive, longsighted, mantic, oracular, precognitive, precognizant, predictional, predictive, predictory, prefigurative, prefiguring, prepared, presageful, presaging, prescient, presignificative, presignifying, prognostic, prognosticative, prophetic, provident, providential, prudent, ready, sagacious, sibyllic, sibylline, vaticinal, vaticinatory, weather-wise



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