• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Apoplectical Relating to apoplexy; affected with, inclined to, or symptomatic of, apoplexy; as, an apoplectic person, medicine, habit or temperament, symptom, fit, or stroke.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apoplectical Same as apoplectic.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Apoplectical pertaining to or causing apoplexy: suffering from, or likely to suffer from, apoplexy
    • ***


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. apoplecticus, Gr. , fr. : cf. F. apoplectique,. See Apoplexy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. apoplēxiaapo, from, away, and plēss-ein, to strike.


In literature:

The blood mounted to his brows, and seemed apoplectically congested there.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
There was a brown cupboard in one corner, and an apoplectic eight-day clock in another.
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
The woes of the apoplectic mate had begun to bore him long before.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
He was carried off suddenly by an apoplectic seizure.
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
At this fresh token of savagery in his younger sister, Henry's face grew quite apoplectic with shame.
"The Hickory Limb" by Parker Fillmore
A few hours after this strange occurrence, he was seized with an apoplectic fit.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Dumoulin was apoplectic with rage.
"A Nest of Spies" by Pierre Souvestre
On the 25th of July, 1688, there died at Metz a hair-dresser's boy, of an apoplectic fit, in the evening, after supper.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
Has he fallen in an apoplectic fit?
"Arrows of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Don Mario became apoplectic.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Hanging from twine were stuffed fish of grotesque globular proportions, and with staring apoplectic eyes.
"Aliens" by William McFee
Tyke's eyes were staring and his face was so apoplectic that Drew was alarmed.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
The epoch itself was apoplectic.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
They found Sranko dead in his bed, the morning after the funeral; he had died of an apoplectic fit.
"St. Peter's Umbrella" by Kálmán Mikszáth
But it was a railroad, and before I started the town was in the first throes of apoplectic celebration.
"In the Oregon Country" by George Palmer Putnam
It's enough to give you an apoplectic stroke.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
A doctor was sent for, who declared that he was in an apoplectic fit.
"Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume II" by Alexander Huth
The latter was fat and apoplectic.
"She Buildeth Her House" by Will Comfort
Do you suppose a girl like that will marry an apoplectic billiard-ball?
"Hammer and Anvil" by Friedrich Spielhagen
It is supposed that his fall was caused by an apoplectic fit and that he was dead when his body reached the ground.
"The Strange Story of Harper's Ferry" by Joseph Barry

In poetry:

He pointed at that portly Grace
Who glared with apoplectic face,
While others stared with gloom;
Then having paid them all he owed,
Burns, Bard of Homespun, smiled and strode
Superbly from the room.
"Poet And Peer" by Robert W Service

In news:

Apoplectic city leaders Thursday scrambled for words to convey their shock after Census numbers seemed to lowball Gotham's population growth since 2000.
Obama ' apoplectic ' over GSA spending scandal, senior adviser says.
President Barack Obama is " apoplectic " over reports of lavish spending at the General Services Administration, senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday.
Obama ' Apoplectic ' Over GSA's Vegas Blowout.
Reapportionment Commission's maps make both parties apoplectic .
S ooner fans are apoplectic over the onside kick call that officials awarded to Oregon with Oklahoma leading, 33-27, and 1.09 to play.
They are purple-faced and apoplectic, convinced that an ignorant horde of government-dependent social leeches has destroyed traditional America and banished God from the country.
Opponents, apoplectic with rage, have targeted both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, hurling insults and bricks through windows.
Say the name " Palladium " and there are those who will immediately reach Def Con: Apoplectic.
The Nobel laureate became apoplectic.
They are purple-faced and apoplectic, convinced that an ignorant horde of government-dependent social leeches has destroyed traditional America and banished God.