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
But with the pitch of Tarkovsky conversation at a high, and the administration’s climate policy pitching at a historic low, the time has come to give Stalker its due as the great apocalyptic opus for the climate change era.
The HBO series — a semi-apocalyptic drama about the aftermath of the Sudden Departure, in which 2 percent of the world’s population disappears — defies easy classification.
No Promises’ music video, which was set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
All this was fertile ground for Asahara and his apocalyptic vision.
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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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