Apoplectic (adjective)

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.


  1. The news made him apoplectic with rage.
  2. The customer was apoplectic with frustration when the service was poor.
  3. The sight of his broken vase made her apoplectic with anger.
  4. His apoplectic reaction was not something that anyone had expected.
  5. The apoplectic CEO fired half of the employees on the spot.
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