ballistic


bal·lis·tic

adjective \bə-ˈlis-tik\

Definition of BALLISTIC

1
:  of or relating to ballistics or to a body in motion according to the laws of ballistics
2
:  being or characterized by repeated bouncing <ballistic stretching>
3
:  extremely and usually suddenly excited, upset, or angry :  wild <went ballistic>
bal·lis·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of BALLISTIC

  1. <she went ballistic when she discovered her sister using her nail polish>

Origin of BALLISTIC

Latin ballista
First Known Use: circa 1775

Related to BALLISTIC

Synonyms
angered, apoplectic, angry, 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

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

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