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n. Informal
A fit of violent emotion, such as anger or panic. Also called conniption fit.

[Mock Latin, perhaps influenced by snip or snap.]
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(often plural) slang US and Canadian a fit of rage or tantrums
[C19: arbitrary pseudo-Latin coinage]
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(kəˈnɪp ʃən)

Often, conniptions. a fit of hysterical excitement or anger.
[1825–35, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conniption - a display of bad temperconniption - a display of bad temper; "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene"
bad temper, ill temper - a persisting angry mood
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Informal. An angry outburst:
Informal: conniption fit.
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