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Definition of conniption noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

conniption

 noun
noun
NAmE//kəˈnɪpʃn//
 
(also conniption fit) (old-fashioned)
 
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a sudden attack of anger or fear He had a conniption when he heard the news. This claim drove the media into a conniption fit. She's prone to conniptions.
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