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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Laurence laughed till they thought he'd have an apoplectic fit.
Thus it happened, that when Phoebe heard a certain noise in Judge Pyncheon's throat, --rather habitual with him, not altogether voluntary, yet indicative of nothing, unless it were a slight bronchial complaint, or, as some people hinted, an apoplectic symptom,--when the girl heard this queer and awkward ingurgitation(which the writer never did hear, and therefore cannot describe), she very foolishly started, and clasped her hands.
I had allowed him such abundant time; I thought he might have had an apoplectic fit.
The news so shocked his mother that it brought on an apoplectic attack.
There were great, round, pot-bellied baskets of chestnuts, shaped like the waistcoats of jolly old gentlemen, lolling at the doors, and tumbling out into the street in their apoplectic opulence.
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.
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.
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.
But "no, he was a short-necked, apoplectic sort of fellow, and, plied well with good things, would soon pop off.
The dominant figure, both because he was bigger in all three dimensions, and because he sat centrally in the length of the table, facing me, was a tall, fat man dressed completely in black, with a rubicund, even apoplectic visage, but a rather bald and rather bothered brow.
Weevle presents an apoplectic appearance before half the distance is accomplished.