Adjective "apoplectic" definition and examples

(Apoplectic may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Overcome with anger; furious.
  1. 'The announcers, meanwhile, are talking about how that is the ruling on the field and that it should stand, all while I'm apoplectic in my living room.'
  2. 'In direct contrast, the owner of another restaurant I recently reviewed phoned me on my mobile on a Sunday, apoplectic that I'd dared to point out some failings of his restaurant.'
  3. 'I don't know why it's not a election issue, and why we're not all standing behind the parents of these children, apoplectic with collective anger and calling for the Minister's head on a plate.'
  4. 'His face was apoplectic with rage and was completely hot.'
  5. 'Meanwhile, their defenders in the media were practically apoplectic about the gall of non-experts using data they can't possibly understand in order to advance their own bizarre conspiracy theories.'
  6. 'They've been helped by the fact that medical malpractice rates really are at record highs, and doctors are understandably apoplectic.'
  7. 'He's even courteous a lot of the time - at least when he's not apoplectic with rage - particularly to women, and he's passingly kind to the pet dog.'
  8. 'Bill is yellowed and crumpled, with a good line in apoplectic ranting and a hard-earned smoker's cough.'
Relating to or denoting apoplexy (stroke)
  1. 'They say the President died of an apoplectic stroke.'
  2. 'I further wished him a happy Valentines Day and apoplectic attack with a smile.'

More definitions

1. of or relating to apoplexy or stroke.

2. having or inclined to apoplexy.

3. intense enough to threaten or cause apoplexy: an apoplectic rage.

4. extremely angry; furious: He became apoplectic at the mere mention of the subject. noun

5. a person having or predisposed to apoplexy.

More examples(as adjective)

"screws can be apoplectic with rages."

"people can be apoplectic with angers."

"people can be apoplectic."

"fits can be apoplectic."

"seizures can be apoplectic."

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Early 17th century: from French apoplectique or late Latin apoplecticus, from Greek apoplēktikos, from apoplēssein ‘disable by a stroke’.