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[uh-pok-uh-lip-tik] /əˌpɒk əˈlɪp tɪk/

of or like an ; affording a revelation or prophecy.
pertaining to the or biblical book of Revelation.
predicting or presaging imminent disaster and total or universal destruction:
the apocalyptic vision of some contemporary writers.
outstanding in revelation, prophecy, or significance
of or like an apocalypse

1660s, “pertaining to the ‘Revelation of St. John’ in the New Testament,” from Greek apokalyptikos, from apokalyptein (see apocalypse). Meaning “pertaining to the imminent end of the world” evolved by 1880s.


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