apoplectic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj apoplectic pertaining to or characteristic of apoplexy "apoplectic seizure"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Apoplectic One liable to, or affected with, apoplexy.
    • a Apoplectic Relating to apoplexy; affected with, inclined to, or symptomatic of, apoplexy; as, an apoplectic person, medicine, habit or temperament, symptom, fit, or stroke.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apoplectic Of the nature of or pertaining to apoplexy; affected with apoplexy: as, an apoplectic fit; an apoplectic patient.
    • apoplectic Predisposed or tending to apoplexy: as, an apoplectic person; an apoplectic habit of body.
    • apoplectic Serving to cure apoplexy: as, “apoplectic balsam,” Addison, Travels, Italy.
    • n apoplectic A person affected with or predisposed to apoplexy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Apoplectic pertaining to or causing apoplexy: suffering from, or likely to suffer from, apoplexy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. apoplecticus, Gr., fr. : cf. F. apoplectique,. See Apoplexy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. apoplēxiaapo, from, away, and plēss-ein, to strike.

Usage

In literature:

Andre Maggimore had an apoplectic fit.
"Make or Break" by Oliver Optic
I hope he has no apoplectic tendencies.
"Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes
You remember that Father died of an apoplectic stroke, just as Wolansky had done a year or two before.
"The Long Arm" by Franz Habl
Csanta narrowly missed an apoplectic stroke.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
He almost went apoplectic when he heard the reasons.
"In the Cards" by Alan Cogan
A few daring spirits waxed apoplectic over deck sports.
"An Unknown Lover" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The third of the common troubles of the young pig is fits of an apoplectic and epileptic character.
"The Pig" by Sanders Spencer
Is that purple-faced gentleman in the corner suffering from an apoplectic stroke?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, May 31, 1890" by Various
He was in an apoplectic fit.
"Mary" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
A few drops of blood that issued from his mouth, and his heavy snoring respiration, indicated an apoplectic seizure.
"Roland Cashel Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
But though the discovery brought him to the verge of an apoplectic fit, it came too late.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
My poor old father had had an apoplectic stroke, and I found him dead.
"In Paradise" by Paul Heyse
I hope he has no apoplectic tendencies.
"Tom Brown at Rugby" by Thomas Hughes
The useful career of Judge Hopkinson was closed prematurely by an apoplectic fit on the 9th of May 1791.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
I wonder that Harcourt out in the meadows did not have an apoplectic fit.
"The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories" by E. M. Forster
Suppose you were to have an apoplectic stroke!
"Toppleton's Client" by John Kendrick Bangs
It was a long time before he recovered from the apoplectic stroke.
"Magda" by Hermann Sudermann
Mendelssohn was seized with an apoplectic attack on October 9, 1847.
"Great Musical Composers" by George T. Ferris
Barney grinned, and the Governor again became almost apoplectic.
"McAllister and His Double" by Arthur Train
Ebenezer Cadell, with apoplectic face, was glaring from below at the absorbed pair.
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine
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In poetry:

He pointed at that portly Grace
Who glared with apoplectic face,
While others stared with gloom;
Then having paid them all he owed,
Burns, Bard of Homespun, smiled and strode
Superbly from the room.
"Poet And Peer" by Robert W Service

In news:

Apoplectic city leaders Thursday scrambled for words to convey their shock after Census numbers seemed to lowball Gotham's population growth since 2000.
Obama ' apoplectic ' over GSA spending scandal, senior adviser says.
President Barack Obama is " apoplectic " over reports of lavish spending at the General Services Administration, senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday.
Obama ' Apoplectic ' Over GSA's Vegas Blowout.
Reapportionment Commission's maps make both parties apoplectic .
S ooner fans are apoplectic over the onside kick call that officials awarded to Oregon with Oklahoma leading, 33-27, and 1.09 to play.
They are purple-faced and apoplectic, convinced that an ignorant horde of government-dependent social leeches has destroyed traditional America and banished God from the country.
Opponents, apoplectic with rage, have targeted both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, hurling insults and bricks through windows.
Say the name " Palladium " and there are those who will immediately reach Def Con: Apoplectic.
The Nobel laureate became apoplectic.
They are purple-faced and apoplectic, convinced that an ignorant horde of government-dependent social leeches has destroyed traditional America and banished God.
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