Word of the Day – Apoplexy

By January 18, 2020 Word of the Day

Apoplexy (noun)


Extreme anger.

(dated) Unconsciousness or incapacity resulting from a cerebral haemorrhage or stroke.

Late Middle English from Old French apoplexie, from late Latin apoplexia, from Greek apoplēxia, from apoplēssein ‘disable by a stroke’.

Example sentences

“The decision has caused apoplexy in the office!”

“The patient died of apoplexy.”

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