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apocalyptic

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adjective apoc·a·lyp·tic \ə-ˌpä-kə-ˈlip-tik\

Simple Definition of apocalyptic

  • : of, relating to, or involving terrible violence and destruction

  • : of or relating to the end of the world

Full Definition of apocalyptic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or resembling an apocalypse

  2. 2 :  forecasting the ultimate destiny of the world :  prophetic

  3. 3 :  foreboding imminent disaster or final doom :  terrible

  4. 4 :  wildly unrestrained :  grandiose

  5. 5 :  ultimately decisive :  climactic <an apocalyptic battle>

apoc·a·lyp·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of apocalyptic

  1. No one listened to her apocalyptic predictions.

  2. a less apocalyptic view of the future

  3. the apocalyptic destruction of the world



1663

First Known Use of apocalyptic

1663

Variants of apocalyptic

also apoc·a·lyp·ti·cal play \-ti-kəl\

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