apocalyptic

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

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

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

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APOCALYPTIC Defined for English Language Learners

apocalyptic

adjective

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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