- a violent denunciation or censure: a sermon that was one long fulmination.
- violent explosion.
Origin of fulmination
Related Words for fulminationobloquy, curse, explosion, philippic, denunciation, intimidation, reprobation, warning, outburst, invective, discharge, blast, diatribe
Examples from the Web for fulmination
Historical Examples of fulmination
Lady Lindores received this fulmination with comparative silence.The Ladies Lindores, Vol. 3(of 3)
It loses all control except the fulmination of useless orders.The Little Lady of Lagunitas
Richard Henry Savage
The missionaries were well received at first, but a fulmination from Goa incited the people to rebellion.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
To judge by the absolute indifference with which this fulmination was received, the criminals must have been hardened indeed.Froth
Armando Palacio Valds
Moreover, there is no comparison, as to the effects, between the decrepitation of Sea-salt and the fulmination of Gold.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.
Pierre Joseph Macquer
Word Origin and History for fulmination
c.1500, from Middle French fulmination, from Latin fulminationem (nominative fulminatio) "discharge of lightning," noun of action from past participle stem of fulminare (see fulminate).