Dictionary.com

apocalyptic

[ uh-pok-uh-lip-tik ]
/ 蓹藢p蓲k 蓹藞l瑟p t瑟k /
Save This Word!

Definition of apocalyptic

adjective
of or like an apocalypse; affording a revelation or prophecy.
pertaining to the Apocalypse or biblical book of Revelation.
predicting or presaging imminent disaster and total or universal destruction: the apocalyptic vision of some contemporary writers.
QUIZ
GOOSES. GEESES. I WANT THIS QUIZ ON PLURAL NOUNS!
Test how much you really know about regular and irregular plural nouns with this quiz.
Question 1 of 9
Which of the following nouns has an irregular plural form?
Also a路poc路a路lyp路ti路cal .

Origin of apocalyptic

1620鈥30; <Late Greek apokal媒ptikos, equivalent to apokal媒pt(ein) to uncover, disclose (see apocalypse) + -ikos-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM apocalyptic

a路poc路a路lyp路ti路cal路ly, adverbpost路a路poc路a路lyp路tic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use apocalyptic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for apocalyptic

apocalyptic
/ (蓹藢p蓲k蓹藞l瑟pt瑟k) /

adjective
outstanding in revelation, prophecy, or significance
of or like an apocalypse

Derived forms of apocalyptic

apocalyptically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK