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.
Studios such as Disney and Paramount are apoplectic about the billions of dollars in revenue being lost to rampant online piracy.
In the immediate aftermath of the oil spill, apoplectic Southerners cast their disdain towards the North.
He had been working in his ground, and suddenly fell down in an apoplectic fit.
The woes of the apoplectic mate had begun to bore him long before.
Mr. Jobling's purple visage and pendulous jowl spoke plainly the apoplectic and painful nature of his emotions.
This one was dropsical, the other subject to apoplectic fits.
Mr. Burgwyn was suffering from an apoplectic stroke, and was lying insensible.
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.