apoplectic


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ap·o·plec·tic

 (ăp′ə-plĕk′tĭk)
adj.
1. Of, resembling, or produced by apoplexy: an apoplectic fit.
2.
a. Having or inclined to have apoplexy.
b. Exhibiting symptoms associated with apoplexy.
3. Extremely angry; furious: "His accounts of the battles in 1812 left some veterans apoplectic with rage" (Rosamund Bartlett).

ap′o·plec′ti·cal·ly adv.

apoplectic

(ˌæpəˈplɛktɪk) or

apoplectical

adj
1. (Pathology) of or relating to apoplexy
2. informal furious
n
(Pathology) a person having apoplexy
ˌapoˈplectically adv

ap•o•plec•tic

(ˌæp əˈplɛk tɪk)

adj. Also, ap`o•plec′ti•cal.
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 apoplexy.
[1605–15; < Late Latin apoplēcticus < Greek apoplēktikós]
ap`o•plec′ti•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.apoplectic - pertaining to or characteristic of apoplexy; "apoplectic seizure"

apoplectic

(Informal)
adjective furious, mad, raging, boiling, fuming, frantic, frenzied, infuriated, incensed, enraged, livid (informal), incandescent, beside yourself My father was apoplectic when he discovered the truth.
Translations

apoplectic

[ˌæpəˈplektɪk] ADJ
1. (Med) → apoplético
2. (= very angry) → furioso
to get apoplecticenfurecerse

apoplectic

[ˌæpəˈplɛktɪk] adj
(= furious) apoplectic with rage → fou de rage(folle)
(MEDICINE)apoplectique

apoplectic

adj (Med) → apoplektisch; person alsozu Schlaganfällen neigend; (inf)cholerisch; apoplectic fit (Med) → Schlaganfall m; he was apoplectic with rage (inf)er platzte fast vor Wut (inf)

apoplectic

[ˌæpəˈplɛktɪk] adj (Med) → apoplettico/a
apoplectic with rage (fam) → livido/a per la rabbia
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Then, brother Ned took the head of the table, and brother Charles the foot; and Tim Linkinwater's sister sat on the left hand of brother Ned, and Tim Linkinwater himself on his right: and an ancient butler of apoplectic appearance, and with very short legs, took up his position at the back of brother Ned's armchair, and, waving his right arm preparatory to taking off the covers with a flourish, stood bolt upright and motionless.
Had the poor man be an apoplectic, he could never have recovered from his paroxysm of wrath.
Oh, yes, sir, he told me; it appears to have been an apoplectic stroke.
He lingered all day, breathing loudly like the old buccaneer at home in his apoplectic fit, but the bones of his chest had been crushed by the blow and his skull fractured in falling, and some time in the following night, without sign or sound, he went to his Maker.
Turveydrop, very apoplectic, still exhibits his deportment about town, still enjoys himself in the old manner, is still believed in in the old way.
cried the count, suddenly reddening with an apoplectic flush over neck and nape as old people do.
There was great news that night for the regular Maypole customers, to each of whom, as he straggled in to occupy his allotted seat in the chimney-corner, John, with a most impressive slowness of delivery, and in an apoplectic whisper, communicated the fact that Mr Chester was alone in the large room upstairs, and was waiting the arrival of Mr Geoffrey Haredale, to whom he had sent a letter
He viewed the apoplectic, goggle-eyed mate and the saturnine, heavy-eyed steward as the victims of a peculiar and secret form of lunacy which poisoned their lives.
I had allowed him such abundant time; I thought he might have had an apoplectic fit.
The two ghastly casts on the shelf were not far from him, and their expression was as if they were making a stupid apoplectic attempt to attend to the conversation.
Perhaps this incredible proposition of his is only intended to mystify us," growled an apoplectic old admiral.
Laurence laughed till they thought he'd have an apoplectic fit.