Studios such as Disney and Paramount are apoplectic about the billions of dollars in revenue being lost to rampant online piracy.
Republican leaders were apoplectic and anxious to exact retribution.
In the immediate aftermath of the oil spill, apoplectic Southerners cast their disdain towards the North.
Hits several key buttons, not the least of which is that it sends the media into apoplectic shock, which the right wing loves.
One after another, apoplectic members of the Health Care Liberation Front stepped forward to denounce him.
He had been working in his ground, and suddenly fell down in an apoplectic fit.
Poor old Peddle will have an apoplectic fit when he sees it.
Mr. Jobling's purple visage and pendulous jowl spoke plainly the apoplectic and painful nature of his emotions.
The woes of the apoplectic mate had begun to bore him long before.
Mr. Burgwyn was suffering from an apoplectic stroke, and was lying insensible.
1610s, "involving apoplexy," from French apoplectique (16c.), from Latin apoplecticus, from Greek apoplektikos "disabled by a stroke, crippled, struck dumb," from apoplektos, verbal adjective of apoplessein (see apoplexy). Meaning "showing symptoms of apoplexy" (1721) gradually shaded into "enraged, very angry."
apoplectic ap·o·plec·tic (āp'ə-plěk'tĭk)
Relating to, having, or predisposed to apoplexy.