- Rare dazzling or stunning
- Med., Obs. fulminant
Origin of foudroyantFr, present participle of foudroyer, to strike by lightning from foudre, lightning, ultimately from Classical Latin fulgur, akin to flagrare, to burn: see flame
- Dazzling or stunning in effect.
- Medicine Occurring suddenly and severely. Used of a disease.
Origin of foudroyantFrench from present participle of foudroyer to strike with lightning from foudre lightning from Old French fouldre from Latin fulgur from fulgēre to flash ; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.