apoplectic apoplectic  /ˌæ pə ˈplɛk tɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) pertaining to or characteristic of apoplexy

Usage(s):

  1. British officials were apoplectic some weeks ago when the President and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld suggested Saddam may have destroyed his banned weapons before the invasion.
  2. In particular, the thought of race mixing at the highest levels made white Southerners apoplectic.
  3. Phillips tossed soup and popcorn into his basket like an end-of-the-world fanatic, but went apoplectic when he saw chocolate-fudge pudding cups at 25cents a pop.

News

  1. Hedge Fund Manager Browder: If I Get Assassinated...

    Bill Browder, chief executive and founder of Hermitage Capital Markets, told CNBC the Russian government is "apoplectic" over sanctions imposed on Russian officials that he has campaigned for, and if he gets assassinated, "everyone would know who did it."
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNBC

  2. A ranking of Pac-12 Stadiums

    Every year during the preseason, we rank things -- best this, best that. It's highly subjective. And fans seem to like it. We know that because it makes so many of you apoplectic at our bias and stupidity. Athlon Sports has ranked the Pac-12 stadiums. Here's its completely defensible list. Auzten Stadium, Oregon Husky Stadium, Washington Rose Bowl, UCLA LA Coliseum, USC Folsom Field, Colorado ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

Quotes

  1. "I do worry about her being around people like him. He'sa scumbag. I flipped when I saw him sitting with Amy backstage at her Brixton gig. That night I went crazy. My wife thought I was going to have a heart attack. I was apoplectic," said Mitch...
    on Dec 18, 2007 By: Amy Winehouse Source: Actress Archives

  2. "By the time I get there, I'll be entirely apoplectic," Ms. Roberts said in a phone interview from her home in Los Angeles. "But the terror is part of the excitement."
    on Jul 28, 2005 By: Julia Roberts Source: New York Times

  3. "Greg is just not in check with reality," Armstrong said Monday from New York City. "It's ridiculous. Greg is obsessed with foiling my career. I'm apoplectic when I read stuff like that."
    on Jun 26, 2006 By: Lance Armstrong Source: USA Today

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