from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to an apocalypse.
- adj. Involving or portending widespread devastation or ultimate doom: "now speaks in apocalyptic terms about the probable conflict ahead” ( Financial Times).
- adj. Characterized by usually exaggerated predictions of or allusions to a disastrous outcome: "Stripped of its apocalyptic tone, what this amounts to is an advocacy of teaching names, dates and places by rote” ( Stefan Kanfer).
- adj. Of a revelatory or prophetic nature.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to an apocalypse:
- adj. Portending a future apocalypse (disaster, devastation, or doom).
- n. One who predicts apocalypse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a revelation, or, specifically, to the Revelation of St. John; containing, or of the nature of, a prophetic revelation.
- adj. pertaining to, characteristic of, or resembling an apocalypse, in senses 3 or 4.
- n. The writer of the Apocalypse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing or pertaining to an apocalypse or revelation; specifically, relating to or simulating the book of Revelation in the New Testament.
- Given to the explanation or application of prophecy.
- n. Same as apocalyptist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom
- adj. of or relating to an apocalypse
From Ancient Greek ἀποκαλυπτικός ("revelatory"), from ἀποκαλύπτειν ("to reveal, uncover"), from ἀπό ("off") + καλύπτειν ("to cover"). (Wiktionary)