Apocalyptic Definition

-tĭ-kəl
apocalyptics
adjective
Relating to or predicting the end of the world, especially as described in the Bible or another religious text.
American Heritage
Of or like an apocalypse.
Webster's New World
Relating to or predicting widespread destruction or the collapse of civilization.
American Heritage
Of or relating to a sudden and violent end of the world.
Webster's New World
Characterized by predictions of or allusions to a disastrous outcome.
Spoke of the impending economic crisis in apocalyptic terms.
American Heritage
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noun
A system of beliefs about the end of the world, esp. that it will be sudden, violent, and destructive.
Webster's New World

One who predicts apocalypse.

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Noun

Singular:
apocalyptic
Plural:
apocalyptics

Origin of Apocalyptic

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

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