ballistic

adjective bal·lis·tic \ bə-ˈlis-tik \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of ballistic

1 : extremely and usually suddenly excited, upset, or angry : wild
  • He went ballistic when he saw the dent in his car.
  • and the crowd goes ballistic
2 : of or relating to the science of the motion of projectiles in flight : of or relating to ballistics or to a body in motion according to the laws of ballistics
  • a ballistic object
3 exercise : being or characterized by repeated bouncing
  • ballistic stretching

ballistically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of ballistic in a Sentence

  1. she went ballistic when she discovered her sister using her nail polish

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Origin and Etymology of ballistic

Latin ballista

ballistic Synonyms

Synonyms
angered, apoplectic, angry, cheesed off [chiefly British], choleric, enraged, foaming, fuming, furious, hopping, horn-mad, hot, incensed, indignant, inflamed (also enflamed), infuriate, infuriated, irate, ireful, livid, mad, outraged, rabid, rankled, riled, riley, roiled, shirty [chiefly British], sore, steamed up, steaming, teed off, ticked, wrathful, wroth
Antonyms
angerless, delighted, pleased
Related Words
ranting, raving, stormy; boiling, bristling, bristly, burning, cross, huffy, passionate, seething, sizzling, smoldering (or smouldering), worked up, wrought (up); acrid, acrimonious, antagonistic, antipathetic, bitter, embittered, inimical, malevolent, piqued, rancorous, resentful, spiteful, vengeful, vindictive, virulent, vitriolic; antisocial, cold, cool, disagreeable, disapproving, distant, frigid, icy, ill-tempered, sorehead (or soreheaded), sulky, unfriendly, unpleasant; aggravated, annoyed, bearish, bilious, cantankerous, churlish, crabby, cranky, dyspeptic, exasperated, fretful, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, ill-humored, inflammable, irascible, irritable, peevish, perturbed, petulant, put out, quick-tempered, snappish, testy, touchy; argumentative, belligerent, contentious, contrary, disputatious, ornery, pugnacious, quarrelsome, querulous
Near Antonyms
accepting, accommodating, obliging; agreeable, amenable, complaisant; amicable, cordial, friendly; content, happy, satisfied; empathetic, sympathetic, tolerant, understanding; calm, pacific, peaceable, placid, serene, tranquil, unembittered; affable, amiable, easygoing, genial, good-natured, good-tempered, kind, pleasant, sweet

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