It is a seething, boiling, roiling, apoplectic revulsion at the very idea of unions.
Republican leaders were apoplectic and anxious to exact retribution.
Editors were apoplectic, and they showed it by quitting en masse, leaving Mays to pick up the pieces.
1610s, "involving apoplexy," from French apoplectique (16c.), from Latin apoplecticus, from Greek apoplektikos "disabled by a stroke, crippled, struck dumb," from apoplektos, verbal adjective of apoplessein (see apoplexy). Meaning "showing symptoms of apoplexy" (1721) gradually shaded into "enraged, very angry."
apoplectic ap·o·plec·tic (āp'ə-plěk'tĭk)
Relating to, having, or predisposed to apoplexy.