apoplectical

apoplectic

[ap-uh-plek-tik]
adjective Also, apoplectical.
1.
of or pertaining to apoplexy.
2.
having or inclined to apoplexy.
3.
intense enough to threaten or cause apoplexy: an apoplectic rage.
noun
4.
a person having or predisposed to apoplexy.

Origin:
1605–15; < Late Latin apoplēcticus < Greek apoplēktikós pertaining to a (paralytic) stroke, equivalent to apóplēkt(os) struck down (verbid of apoplḗssein) + -ikos -ic

apoplectically, adverb
postapoplectic, adjective
pseudoapoplectic, adjective
pseudoapoplectical, adjective
pseudoapoplectically, adverb
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apoplectic (ˌæpəˈplɛktɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to apoplexy
2.  informal furious
 
n
3.  a person having apoplexy
 
apo'plectically
 
adv

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apoplectic
1610s, "involving apoplexy," from Fr. apoplectique (16c.), from L. apoplecticus, from Gk. apoplektikos "disabled by a stroke, crippled," from apoplektos, verbal adj. of apoplessein (see apoplexy). Meaning "showing symptoms of apoplexy" (1721) gradually shaded into "enraged, very angry."
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apoplectic ap·o·plec·tic (āp'ə-plěk'tĭk)
adj.
Relating to, having, or predisposed to apoplexy.


ap'o·plec'ti·cal·ly adv.
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