of or relating to apoplexy or stroke.
having or inclined to apoplexy.
a person having or predisposed to apoplexy. apoplexy.
- ap·o·plec·ti·cal·ly, adverb
- post·ap·o·plec·tic, adjective
- pseu·do·ap·o·plec·tic, adjective
- pseu·do·ap·o·plec·ti·cal, adjective
- pseu·do·ap·o·plec·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use apoplectic in a sentence
In the immediate aftermath of the oil spill, apoplectic Southerners cast their disdain towards the North.
Editors were apoplectic, and they showed it by quitting en masse, leaving Mays to pick up the pieces.It Was All a Dream: Drama, Bullshit, and the Rebirth of The Source Magazine | Alex Suskind | October 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is a seething, boiling, roiling, apoplectic revulsion at the very idea of unions.Can a Senator Stop a Union? Bob Corker Is Certainly Trying | Michael Tomasky | February 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hits several key buttons, not the least of which is that it sends the media into apoplectic shock, which the right wing loves.Trump: My Theory as to Why This May Be Intentional | Michael Tomasky | May 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Studios such as Disney and Paramount are apoplectic about the billions of dollars in revenue being lost to rampant online piracy.
"You have told me that before," roared the portly gentleman, waxing almost apoplectic.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle | Laura Lee Hope
Ferocity nearly inarticulate, fury almost apoplectic, were expressed by the face above the weather-worn rail.Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
But I am afraid that cook will have an apoplectic fit if he isn't careful, the way he was waving his arms and carrying on.Billy Whiskers' Adventures | Frances Trego Montgomery
About noon, leaving the parlour, he was found a few minutes after in an apoplectic fit, or a seizure resembling apoplexy.Memorials of the Independent Churches in Northamptonshire | Thomas Coleman
It was an apoplectic seizure, the doctors told us later, brought on by excessive nervous irritation of the brain.The Passenger from Calais | Arthur Griffiths
British Dictionary definitions for apoplectic
of or relating to apoplexy
a person having apoplexy
- apoplectically, adverb
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