apoplectic


ap·o·plec·tic

adjective \ˌa-pə-ˈplek-tik\

: very angry and excited

medical : relating to or caused by apoplexy

Full Definition of APOPLECTIC

1
:  of, relating to, or causing stroke
2
:  affected with, inclined to, or showing symptoms of stroke
3
:  of a kind to cause or apparently cause stroke <an apoplectic rage>; also :  greatly excited or angered <was apoplectic over the news>
ap·o·plec·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of APOPLECTIC

  1. She was positively apoplectic with anger when she realized she had been cheated.
  2. <the coach was so apoplectic when the player missed the free throw that he threw his clipboard onto the court>
  3. Giuliani was apoplectic when the gangster fought off murder and racketeering charges and sauntered out of court in March 1987 after a sensational acquittal to bask in the TV lights. —Gail Sheehy, Vanity Fair, June 2000

Origin of APOPLECTIC

French or Late Latin; French apoplectique, from Late Latin apoplecticus, from Greek apoplēktikos, from apoplēssein
First Known Use: 1611

Related to APOPLECTIC

Synonyms
angered, angry, ballistic, cheesed off [chiefly British], choleric, enraged, foaming, fuming, furious, hopping, horn-mad, hot, incensed, indignant, inflamed (also enflamed), infuriate, infuriated, irate, ireful, livid, mad, outraged, rabid, rankled, riled, riley, roiled, shirty [chiefly British], sore, steamed up, steaming, teed off, ticked, wrathful, wroth
Antonyms
angerless, delighted, pleased

Rhymes with APOPLECTIC

ap·o·plec·tic

adjective \ˌap-ə-ˈplek-tik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of APOPLECTIC

1
: of, relating to, or causing stroke
2
: affected with, inclined to, or showing symptoms of stroke
ap·o·plec·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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