apocalyptic


apoc·a·lyp·tic

adjective \ə-ˌpä-kə-ˈlip-tik\

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

: of or relating to the end of the world

Full Definition of APOCALYPTIC

1
:  of, relating to, or resembling an apocalypse
2
:  forecasting the ultimate destiny of the world :  prophetic
3
:  foreboding imminent disaster or final doom :  terrible
4
:  wildly unrestrained :  grandiose
5
:  ultimately decisive :  climactic <an apocalyptic battle>
apoc·a·lyp·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of APOCALYPTIC

apoc·a·lyp·tic also apoc·a·lyp·ti·cal \-ti-kəl\

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

First Known Use of APOCALYPTIC

1663

Other Bible Terms

antediluvian, apocrypha, behemoth

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