What does apocalyptic mean?

Definitions for apocalyptic
əˌpɒk əˈlɪp tɪkapoc·a·lyp·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apocalyptic, apocalyptical, revelatoryadjective

    prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom

  2. apocalypticadjective

    of or relating to an apocalypse


  1. apocalypticnoun

    One who predicts apocalypse.

  2. apocalypticadjective

    Of or relating to an apocalypse:

  3. apocalypticadjective

    Portending a future apocalypse (disaster, devastation or doom).

  4. Etymology: From ἀποκαλυπτικός, from ἀποκαλύπτειν, from ἀπό + καλύπτειν.


  1. Apocalyptic

    Apocalyptic is from the word apocalypse, referring to the end of the world.


  1. apocalyptic

    Apocalyptic refers to anything that relates to or predicts a drastic or catastrophic event, typically on a global scale, often associated with the end of the world. It can also pertain to the final destruction of the world in various religious eschatologies. Apocalyptic can also denote anything involving or resembling the biblical Apocalypse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apocalypticadjective

    alt. of Apocalyptical

  2. Apocalypticnoun

    alt. of Apocalyptist

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of apocalyptic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of apocalyptic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of apocalyptic in a Sentence

  1. Tom Hardy:

    This is George's world and he's pushing the boundaries and endeavoring to grow it and develop more the world of the post apocalyptic landscape that it's set in.

  2. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    There is no room for accommodating an apocalyptic cult like ISIL and the United States makes no apology for using our military as part of a broad coalition to go after it, realism dictates that compromise will be required to end the fighting and ultimately stamp out ISIL.

  3. Mike Lee:

    We don't arrest people before they commit crimes. That's the sort of thing that's reserved for bad post-apocalyptic dystopian novels and movies.

  4. Denver Riggleman:

    It's an apocalyptic, messianic conspiracy theory that allows people to almost play act in this good versus evil battle against the global forces of evil.

  5. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    I believe such (an) apocalyptic scenario is unlikely, and hope that it will never get to that point.

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