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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.]


(often plural) slang US and Canadian a fit of rage or tantrums
[C19: arbitrary pseudo-Latin coinage]


(kəˈnɪp ʃən)

Often, conniptions. a fit of hysterical excitement or anger.
[1825–35, Amer.; orig. uncertain]
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


Informal. An angry outburst:
Informal: conniption fit.
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He hastens to tone things down (for me) by explaining that conniption is a synonym for 'a bout of hysterics'.
Latvia's government is currently going through conniption fits in relation to filling the coffers of state with more money so as to address growing needs for new spending.
She acts honestly, courageously, tactfully, and skillfully in her negotiations with, let's say, the tyrant of the country in crisis, but her very virtue throws the tyrant into a conniption fit, and everything ends in disaster.
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They throw a conniption when there is even the slightest suggestion there is room in the Democratic Party for pro-lifers.
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Midfielder Pat Cregg had a conniption in the middle of the park as Maguire punished awful defending from Sean Heaney and Rob Cornwall and his rage summed up Rovers sorry night.
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Arguing that his party was being targeted, AKEL spokesman Giorgos Loucaides said that whereas the whole waste management scandal involves millions spread out in bribes, certain quarters are having a conniption fit over "a mere e1/425,000" given to AKEL in the form of a donation.
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When Aimee realizes after meeting the xylophone player by chance that he does indeed wish to marry Lily, Aimee manages, despite nearly having "a conniption fit" (19), to set in motion the sequence of events that should eventually lead to a wedding.
Louise was having a conniption this week as she had no idea how much the super dooper digital school bag would set her back.