apoplectic (adj.) 1610s, "involving apoplexy," from Fr. apoplectique (16c.), from L. apoplecticus, from Gk. apoplektikos "disabled by a stroke, crippled, struck dumb," from apoplektos, verbal adjective of apoplessein (see APOPLEXY (Cf. apoplexy)). Meaning "showing symptoms of apoplexy" (1721) gradually shaded into "enraged, very angry."

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  • Apoplectic — Ap o*plec tic(#) Apoplectical Ap o*plec tic*al, a. [L. apoplecticus, Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf. F. apoplectique. See {Apoplexy}.] Relating to apoplexy; affected with, inclined to, or symptomatic of, apoplexy; as, an apoplectic person, medicine, habit or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apoplectic — [ap΄ə plek′tik] adj. [LL apoplecticus < Gr apoplēktikos < apoplēktos, stricken: see APOPLEXY] 1. of, like, or causing apoplexy 2. having apoplexy 3. on the apparent verge of apoplexy [apoplectic with rage]: Also apoplectical n. a person… …   English World dictionary

  • Apoplectic — Ap o*plec tic, n. One liable to, or affected with, apoplexy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apoplectic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) informal overcome with anger. 2) dated relating to apoplexy (stroke) …   English terms dictionary

  • apoplectic — [[t]æ̱pəple̱ktɪk[/t]] ADJ If someone is apoplectic, they are extremely angry about something. [FORMAL] It s enough to make them choke with apoplectic rage... My father was apoplectic when he discovered the truth. Syn: furious, incensed …   English dictionary

  • apoplectic — adjective Etymology: French or Late Latin; French apoplectique, from Late Latin apoplecticus, from Greek apoplēktikos, from apoplēssein Date: 1611 1. of, relating to, or causing stroke 2. affected with, inclined to, or showing symptoms of stroke… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apoplectic — apoplectically, adv. /ap euh plek tik/, adj. Also, apoplectical. 1. of or pertaining to apoplexy. 2. having or inclined to apoplexy. 3. intense enough to threaten or cause apoplexy: an apoplectic rage. n. 4. a person having or predisposed to… …   Universalium

  • apoplectic — ap|o|plec|tic [ˌæpəˈplektık] adj 1.) informal so angry that your face becomes red ▪ The colonel was apoplectic with rage. 2.) old fashioned relating to apoplexy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • apoplectic — adjective 1 (informal) so angry or excited that your face becomes red: The colonel was apoplectic with rage. 2 connected with apoplexy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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