Definition of conniption
: a fit of rage, hysteria, or alarm went into conniptions He had a conniption when his favorite TV program was preempted by a political speech.
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But can anyone remember a sports league causing an off-season conniption like the NBA is doing this June?
But the slogan also caused conniptions among liberal critics of Fox News, who viewed it as an intentional needling of anyone who might question the network’s view of the news.
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Origin and Etymology of conniption
First Known Use: 1833See Words from the same year
CONNIPTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of conniption for English Language Learners
: behavior that shows that you are suddenly very angry, upset, etc.
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