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.
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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.
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While a common subject for film, television, books, and music, this broad understanding of apocalypse belies the complexity of the ways of thinking, speaking, and being that can be described as "apocalyptic." Although scholars across disciplines have mapped many of the characteristics and much of the content associated with "apocalyptic," the category's meaning remains up for debate, and it continues to be used in new ways and toward new ends.
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