from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Belief in apocalyptic prophecies, especially regarding the imminent destruction of the world and the foundation of a new world order as a result of the triumph of good over evil.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A belief or doctrine based on apocalypse, especially which believes in an imminent end to the current world order.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In theology, the doctrine of the second coming and personal reign of Christ upon the earth: so called from its supposed justification in the Apocalypse or Revelation of St. John. See millenarianism.
- n. Excessive fondness for interpreting the prophecies of the Apocalypse; tendency to theorize over-confidently as to the events of the last days, on the ground of a favorite individual or polemical explanation of the Apocalypse.
They encourage what I call apocalypticism and everyone you don't like becomes Hitler or Stalin.
In addition, the set covers topics specific to the era, such as apocalypticism, guilds, food riots, royal mistresses and lovers, the Spanish inquisition, Utopia and others.
I know it's hard to say "apocalypticism," but this is very important stuff.
There's an undeniable beauty in its apocalypticism.
That's a joke among scholars of apocalypticism, and it was a considered a hoot at meetings of the Center for Millennial Studies CMS.
Even the terror of the deity, which is so expertly evoked in a lot of biblical apocalypticism, is supposed to apply only, ultimately, to those who oppose him.
Pardon my apocalypticism, but those numbers are appalling.
It turns out that, lo and behold, contrary to liberal misconceptions, not all of them support "nuclear apocalypticism" -- that nuclear weapons are simply God's way of paving the way for Second Coming of Christ.
They display all the unsettling power and apocalypticism we expect from this exceptional, romantic artist.
Released by TSR in 1987, Gammarauders is a crazy hodgepodge of post-apocalypticism, table-top role-playing and sci-fi comedy.