Apocalyptic meaning

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The definition of apocalyptic are predictions of or comments on a destructive event (often one that is to occur in the future).

A warning about the results of global warming is an example of an apocalyptic warning.

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Apocalyptic is defined as something that refers to the Book of Revelation.

The Four Horseman in the Holy Bible is an example of an apocalyptic story.

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Relating to or predicting the end of the world, especially as described in the Bible or another religious text.
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Relating to or predicting widespread destruction or the collapse of civilization.
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Characterized by predictions of or allusions to a disastrous outcome.

Spoke of the impending economic crisis in apocalyptic terms.

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Of or like an apocalypse.
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Of or relating to a sudden and violent end of the world.
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Of or constituting a culminating or decisive event, turning point, etc., esp. one that is unsettling or threatening.
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A system of beliefs about the end of the world, esp. that it will be sudden, violent, and destructive.
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Of or relating to an apocalypse:
  • Of or relating to an apocalypse (a revelation), revelatory; prophetic.
  • Of or relating to an apocalypse (a disaster).
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Portending a future apocalypse (disaster, devastation, or doom).
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One who predicts apocalypse.
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Origin of apocalyptic

  • From Ancient Greek ἀποκαλυπτικός (apokaluptikos, “revelatory”), from ἀποκαλύπτειν (apokaluptein, “to reveal, uncover”), from ἀπό (apo, “off”) + καλύπτειν (kaluptein, “to cover”).

    From Wiktionary