apoplexy Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "apoplexy" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

apoplexynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈæp.ə.plek.si/

apoplexy noun [U] (ANGER)

very great anger: In a fit of apoplexy, he thumped the table with both hands.

apoplexy noun [U] (ILLNESS)

old use a stroke noun resulting from a brain haemorrhage
Translations of “apoplexy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 大怒, 勃然大怒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大怒, 勃然大怒…
(Definition of apoplexy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of apoplexy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
field event

a sports event in which athletes take part one after the other rather than racing or competing together

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More