apocalyptic

[ uh-pok-uh-lip-tik ]
/ əˌpɒk əˈlɪp tɪk /

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.

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Also a·poc·a·lyp·ti·cal .

Origin of apocalyptic

1620–30; <Late Greek apokalýptikos, equivalent to apokalýpt(ein) to uncover, disclose (see apocalypse) + -ikos-ic

OTHER WORDS FROM apocalyptic

a·poc·a·lyp·ti·cal·ly, adverbpost·a·poc·a·lyp·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for apocalyptic

apocalyptic
/ (əˌpɒkəˈlɪptɪk) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of apocalyptic

apocalyptically, adverb
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