apocalyptic

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adjective apoc·a·lyp·tic \ə-ˌpä-kə-ˈlip-tik\
variants: or less commonly

apocalyptical

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Definition of apocalyptic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or resembling an apocalypse <apocalyptic events>

  2. 2 :  forecasting the ultimate destiny of the world :  prophetic <apocalyptic warnings>

  3. 3 :  foreboding imminent disaster or final doom :  terrible <apocalyptic signs of the coming end-times>

  4. 4 :  wildly unrestrained :  grandiose

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

apocalyptically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of apocalyptic in a sentence

  1. No one listened to her apocalyptic predictions.

  2. a less apocalyptic view of the future

  3. the apocalyptic destruction of the world

Origin and Etymology of apocalyptic

see apocalypse


First Known Use: 1633

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APOCALYPTIC Defined for English Language Learners

apocalyptic

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

Definition of apocalyptic for English Language Learners

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

  • : of or relating to the end of the world



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