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.
Fisher instantly stepped toward him with the pink paper in his hand, and, with a few words, pointed out the apocalyptic paragraph.
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.
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.
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.
Collins (1998), The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, are landmarks of contemporary research on the Son of Man.
She begins with an introduction that goes over the origin of the genre of apocalyptic writing and the history of exegesis of the book of Revelation from the ante-Nicene fathers up to the Reformation.
We refer to these two tendencies as the apocalyptic and the apologetic approaches.
20) They marked the beginning of a long series of publications from him on Daniel and the subject of the apocalyptic writings of the Bible and Apocrypha more generally.
His medium of choice for apocalyptic visions of mayhem is the Crayola[R] brand crayon
There was, of course, plenty of less radical and apocalyptic talk coming from the familiar liberal figures.
Weber consistently, even aggressively, shuns articulating a typology of the apocalyptic, chiliastic, and millenarian beliefs that span Western history.