- 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
- on the apparent verge of apoplexy: apoplectic with rage
Origin of apoplecticLate Latin apoplecticus ; from Classical Greek apoplēktikos ; from apoplēktos, 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”).