Definition of conniption
- went into conniptions
- He had a conniption when his favorite TV program was preempted by a political speech.
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First Known Use: 1833See Words from the same year
: behavior that shows that you are suddenly very angry, upset, etc.
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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