- Apoplectic is defined as the loss of the ability to speak as a result of being mad.
An example of someone who is apoplectic is a parent whose teenager has blatantly ignored her rules and directions.
- The definition of apoplectic is the lack of consciousness or loss of body function as a consequence of hemorrhage or stroke.
An example of someone who is apoplectic is someone suffering Dengue hemorrhagic fever.
- of, like, or causing apoplexy
- having apoplexy
- extremely angry, upset, etc.: he was apoplectic over the missed deadline
Origin of apoplecticLate Latin apoplecticus from Classical Greek apopl?ktikos from apopl?ktos, stricken: see apoplexy
- Of, resembling, or produced by apoplexy: an apoplectic fit.
- a. Having or inclined to have apoplexy.b. Exhibiting symptoms associated with apoplexy.
- Extremely angry; furious: “His accounts of the battles in 1812 left some veterans apoplectic with rage” ( Rosamund Bartlett )
From French apoplectique, from Late Latin apoplēcticus, from Ancient Greek ἀποπληκτικός (apoplēktikos), from ἀπόπληκτος (apoplēktos), from ἀποπλήσσω (apoplēssō), from ἀπό (apo, “of, from”) + πλήσσω (plēssō, “I strike”).