A warning about the results of global warming is an example of an apocalyptic warning.
The Four Horseman in the Holy Bible is an example of an apocalyptic story.
Spoke of the impending economic crisis in apocalyptic terms.
Origin of apocalyptic
- From Ancient Greek ἀποκαλυπτικός (apokaluptikos, “revelatory”), from ἀποκαλύπτειν (apokaluptein, “to reveal, uncover”), from ἀπό (apo, “off”) + καλύπτειν (kaluptein, “to cover”).