Often conniptions. Informal. a fit of hysterical excitement or anger.
- Also called conniption fit .
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How to use conniption in a sentence
So dont have a conniption fit right off, because Ive thought it all out and I know just exactly what I can do.Three Little Women | Gabrielle E. Jackson
And the way he kicks and snorts is enough to frighten any kind of game into a conniption fit.The Trail Boys on the Plains | Jay Winthrop Allen
"Even if you did hurry into my room and scare me into conniption fits telling me I'd be late," laughed Billy.Miss Billy's Decision | Eleanor H. Porter
Jim Barlow would have a conniption fit if he ever knew what Aurora Blank had said.Dorothy's Triumph | Evelyn Raymond
Other men have been in love beforeor thought they wasand it aint given em a conniption fit.Ruth Fielding at Silver Ranch | Alice B. Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for conniption
(often plural) US and Canadian slang a fit of rage or tantrums
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Other Idioms and Phrases with conniption
see have a fit (conniption).
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