apocalyptic apocalyptic  /ə ˌpɑ kə ˈlɪp tɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom
  2. (adj) of or relating to an apocalypse

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. You're a tiny running man sprinting, jumping and sliding through a post-apocalyptic landscape, relentlessly pursued by an enormous hovering robot.
  2. It took the shocking events of the last mid-century to draw apocalyptic thinking off the Fundamentalist margins and into the mainstream.
  3. A secretive and apocalyptic sect shuns a former leader For 40 years Raymond Franz devoted his whole being to the Jehovah's Witnesses.

News

  1. 'Monsters University' scares zombies to lead box office

    (Reuters) - "Monsters University," the prequel to Pixar's 2001 animated blockbuster "Monsters, Inc.," scared up $82 million in weekend ticket sales to easily outdistance the week's other new movie, the big-budget apocalyptic thriller "World War Z." "World War Z,", the story of a zombie pandemic starring Brad Pitt, collected impressive domestic ticket sales of $66 million, according to studio ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. This Walking Lego Steampunk Ship is Terrifying!

    As far as post-apocalyptic, steampunk-themed trading ships go, this MOC build is pretty impressive. Jason Allemann's landship, Amagosa, is based on the " Strandbeest ," a badass kinetic sculpture created by Theo Jansen. It's mesmerizing to watch this Lego machine in action, but the tarantula-esque movements of the walker sorta freak me out (in the sense that I'm reminded of the giant mechanical ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

  3. Sales of Apocalyptic Novel “The Last Israelis” Soar 2,000% After Iran Elects Rouhani President; Fear of Iranian Nukes ...

    After Hassan Rouhani won the Iranian presidential election, there was a 2,000% surge in sales of “The Last Israelis,” an apocalyptic novel warning about Iranian nukes. By the third day following Rouhani’s election, the previously obscure military thriller had sold over 2,100 copies just from Amazon and Barnes & Noble; author Noah Beck thinks that the skyrocketing sales may be explained by ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "You don't want a messianic apocalyptic cult controlling atomic bombs," Netanyahu told Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic. "When the wide-eyed believer gets hold of the reins of power and the weapons of mass death, then the entire world should...
    on Apr 1, 2009 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "It's unlike anything I've ever chosen as a book club selection before because it's post-apocalyptic. (It is) very unusual for me to select this book, but it's fascinating," Winfrey said.
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Oprah Winfrey Source: FOXNews

  3. HAVANA -- Fidel Castro called George W. Bush "an apocalyptic person" on Friday, hours after the US president signed a bill that will pay for military operations in Iraq without setting a timetable for troop withdrawal.
    on May 25, 2007 By: Fidel Castro Source: Washington Post

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