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Definition of "conniption" [conniption]

  • Informal A fit of violent emotion, such as anger or panic. Also called conniption fit. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conniption" in a sentence
  • "Second-place winner Nada Bader, a 12-year-old seventh-grader from Crestwood Middle School, met her downfall with the word "conniption" - a fit of rage, hysteria or alarm."
  • "The question is who coined conniption and under what circumstances."
  • "For now, I trudge on, work hard, and think about all the things I have to get done by Monday without having some kind of conniption fit."