apocalyptic


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a·poc·a·lyp·tic

 (ə-pŏk′ə-lĭp′tĭk) also a·poc·a·lyp·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
adj.
1. Relating to or predicting the end of the world, especially as described in the Bible or another religious text.
2. Relating to or predicting widespread destruction or the collapse of civilization: "The refugees in the camps spoke of apocalyptic devastation and tens of thousands dead" (Amitav Ghosh).
3. Characterized by predictions of or allusions to a disastrous outcome: spoke of the impending economic crisis in apocalyptic terms.

a·poc′a·lyp′ti·cal·ly adv.

apocalyptic

(əˌpɒkəˈlɪptɪk)
adj
1. outstanding in revelation, prophecy, or significance
2. of or like an apocalypse
aˌpocaˈlyptically adv

a•poc•a•lyp•tic

(əˌpɒk əˈlɪp tɪk)

also a•poc`a•lyp′ti•cal,



adj.
1. of or like an apocalypse.
2. affording a revelation or prophecy, esp. of destruction.
[1620–30; < Late Greek]
a•poc`a•lyp′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apocalyptic - prophetic of devastation or ultimate doomapocalyptic - prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"
2.apocalyptic - of or relating to an apocalypseapocalyptic - of or relating to an apocalypse  

apocalyptic

apocalyptic

adjective
Translations
apocalíptic
apocaliptic

apocalyptic

[əˌpɒkəˈlɪptɪk] ADJapocalíptico

apocalyptic

[əˌpɒkəˈlɪptɪk] adj [vision, warnings] → apocalyptique

apocalyptic

apocalyptic

[əˌpɒkəˈlɪptɪk] adjapocalittico/a
References in classic literature ?
Its seven letters seemed to hang right across the clouds like the Seven Stars, an apocalyptic constellation, a veritable sky sign; and again the name was an angel standing with a silver trumpet, and again it was a song.
Its name occurs several times in the Bible, one or two of the disciples of Christ visited it, and here was located one of the original seven apocalyptic churches spoken of in Revelations.
A silence reigned during which the flanks of the old horse, the steed of apocalyptic misery, smoked upwards in the light of the charitable gas-lamp.
Fisher instantly stepped toward him with the pink paper in his hand, and, with a few words, pointed out the apocalyptic paragraph.
She had long ousted London from her pride of place as the modern Babylon, she was the centre of the world's finance, the world's trade, and the world's pleasure; and men likened her to the apocalyptic cities of the ancient prophets.
The steady rise in production of American apocalyptic films and the genre's enduring popularity over the last seven decades can be explained by the functions the film genre serves.
This resource for students and scholars in fiction and literature surveys the cultural and political contexts of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction of recent years, written by writers from the US, Britain, and Canada.
Anthony Aveni; APOCALYPTIC ANXIETY; University Press of Colorado (Nonfiction: Religion) 28.
The guns are being released under the moniker of Apocalyptic Desert Eagles.
Unlike the band of survivors in The Night of the Living Dead (Romero, 1968) or Melanie Daniels in The Birds (Hitchcock, 1964), who encounter a series of portents of the approaching apocalypse, the viewer of The Time of the Wolf is forced to read the apocalyptic event retroactively through symptoms inscribed upon this transformed, traumatized world.
As part of a larger series that places Augustine in conversation with a range of interlocutors, the editors begin with the enduring recurrence of apocalyptic fervor, down to the early 21st century, when a group following the prophecy of evangelist Harold Camping declared that the world would end on May 21,2011.