A fit of anger, frustration, or agitation.
Of uncertain origin, possibly a variant of the word "convulsion".
- He threw a conniption when he heard that his flight had been delayed.
- She had a conniption when she saw that her dress had been ruined.
- The child threw a conniption when he was told he couldn't have candy.
- The conniption that the boss had was so severe that it made the whole office uncomfortable.
- The conniption fit of anger was followed by the regret and apologies.