- of or relating to apoplexy or stroke.
- having or inclined to apoplexy.
- intense enough to threaten or cause apoplexy: an apoplectic rage.
- extremely angry; furious: He became apoplectic at the mere mention of the subject.
- a person having or predisposed to apoplexy.
Origin of apoplectic
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Historical Examples of post-apoplectic
It is these secondary changes which give rise to and maintain those peculiar mental aberrations known as post-apoplectic insanity.
- of or relating to apoplexy
- informal furious
- a person having apoplexy
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."
- Relating to, having, or predisposed to apoplexy.