adjective Also ap·o·plec·ti·cal.
Origin of apoplectic
Examples from the Web for apoplectic
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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
Studios such as Disney and Paramount are apoplectic about the billions of dollars in revenue being lost to rampant online piracy.
There was a brown cupboard in one corner, and an apoplectic eight-day clock in another.Freaks on the Fells|R.M. Ballantyne
Whereupon the apoplectic butler whisked off the top of the soup tureen, and shot, all at once, into a state of violent activity.The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby|Charles Dickens
After a few weeks he was seized with a chill, followed by apoplectic symptoms, hemorrhage, and death on third day.
Schwinn's face turned an apoplectic red and he became quiet.Secret Armies|John L. Spivak
He had an apoplectic seizure, and expired shortly afterwards.Ghosts and Family Legends|Catherine Crowe
British Dictionary definitions for apoplectic
Word Origin and History for apoplectic
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."