One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having a prophetic quality.‘this inadvertent statement may also be fatidic’
prescient, predictive, prophetical, far-seeing, prognostic, divinatory, oracular, sibylline, apocalyptic, fateful, revelatory, inspiredView synonyms
- ‘The latest fatidic “buzz” concerns 2012, but prophecies about the end of the world have existed as long as people have been on this planet.’
- ‘On April 26, 1955, I received a call from a literary agent, a fatidic date, she said.’
- ‘The ancient Egyptian Magi observed another division of the year that was called the fatidic year and began at the vernal equinox.’
- ‘Allied to the professional and vocational dreams are fatidic nightmares and menacing riddles.’
- ‘For Heidegger, of course, Nietzsche was the fatidic Janus who, gazing forward, announced the death of metaphysics.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin fatidicus, from fatum ‘fate’ + -dicus (from dicere ‘say’).
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