Definition of apoplectic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌæpəˈplektɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌæpəˈplektɪk//
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  1. 1very angry He was apoplectic with rage at the decision. See related entries: Anger
  2. 2(old-fashioned) connected with apoplexy an apoplectic attack/fit
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from French apoplectique or late Latin apoplecticus, from Greek apoplēktikos, from apoplēssein ‘disable by a stroke’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: apoplectic