Definition of vatic in English:

vatic

adjective

literary
  • Describing or predicting what will happen in the future.

    ‘vatic utterances’
    • ‘This poem is very much in the vatic mode, and it was precisely for that reason, Jacobs reminded us, that the poet came to despise it, refusing to include it in later collections of his verse.’
    • ‘Critics come in vastly varying styles: from subtle, self-effacing, and sardonic, to oracular, vatic, apocalyptic, to plain damned intelligent.’
    • ‘The vatic ferocity of it all seems numbing and alien.’
    • ‘It was a tradition of vatic utterance, such as that represented by Blake - the Blake of the prophetic books.’
    prophetic, predictive, visionary
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Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin vates ‘prophet’ + -ic.

Pronunciation

vatic

/ˈvadik/