Definition of apocalyptic
1 : of, relating to, or resembling an apocalypse apocalyptic events
2 : forecasting the ultimate destiny of the world : prophetic apocalyptic warnings
3 : foreboding imminent disaster or final doom : terrible apocalyptic signs of the coming end-times
4 : wildly unrestrained : grandiose
5 : ultimately decisive : climactic an apocalyptic battle
apocalypticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of apocalyptic in a Sentence
No one listened to her apocalyptic predictions.
a less apocalyptic view of the future
the apocalyptic destruction of the world
Recent Examples of apocalyptic from the Web
That detracts a bit from Simons’ extra layer of otherworldliness that a disembodied voice adds to Brautigan’s bizarre post-apocalyptic tale of a world called iDEATH.
One of the great conceits of progressivism and a certain brand of apocalyptic conservatism alike is that each generation grows up to reject the moralism of its parents: Out goes Betty Draper; in comes Betty Friedan.
Brown sounded an apocalyptic tone in a rare personal appeal before a Senate committee last week, telling lawmakers that failing to pass the extension would lead to fires, disease and mass migration, not to mention higher costs for food and gasoline.
Brown sounded an apocalyptic tone in a rare personal appeal before a Senate committee last week, telling lawmakers that failing to pass his bill would lead to fires, disease and mass migration, not to mention higher costs for food and gasoline.
The Fault in Our Stars and the post-apocalyptic Divergent movies.
In the Washington Post, Republican propagandist and MSNBC host Hugh Hewitt rendered the rationale in apocalyptic terms.
The Bad Batch is cinema's all-time best post-apocalyptic cannibal love story—as well as one of the most unique releases to hit theaters this year.
Arlen floats like a post-apocalyptic Alice who has fallen into a rabbit hole of unrelated people and actions.
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APOCALYPTIC Defined for English Language Learners
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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