Very angry or outraged to the point of being unable to speak or act.
From the greek ἀποπληκτικός (apoplektikos, "struck by paralysis"), from ἀποπληκτός (apoplektos, "struck") + -ικός (-ikos, "-ic"), from the idea that apoplexy is a kind of stroke that causes paralysis.
- The news made him apoplectic with rage.
- The customer was apoplectic with frustration when the service was poor.
- The sight of his broken vase made her apoplectic with anger.
- His apoplectic reaction was not something that anyone had expected.
- The apoplectic CEO fired half of the employees on the spot.