conniption

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  • noun

Synonyms for conniption

Synonyms for conniption

a display of bad temper

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While it may be difficult to ascertain whether sodomy or its prosecution was really increasing (on a per capita basis), it is clear that the press and public figures periodically went into conniptions over "sexual deviants.
Huckabee's apostasy is causing conniptions in the Republican establishment - conservative icons from The Wall Street Journal to Rush Limbaugh have nothing good to say about him.
He was inarguably the central focus of the series, its fulcrum--even though he spent so much of his time just standing around in the kitchen or the living room with his hands in his pockets, as Irene Ryan or Max Baer or Donna Douglas had conniptions over some foolishness or other.
He created a black budget for the bomb that would have sent his generals into conniptions had they only known about it.
As extreme as the characters' situation may be, Cage and Lohman bring a wonderfully high degree of behavioral verity to their scenes together (when he's not having conniptions, anyway).
Animations document one person's understanding and overcoming incurable and mysterious autism, Asperger Syndrome, and the Savant Brain via a new website: Cosmic Conniptions (http://www.
The economy was spiraling downward, the stock market was falling, and asbestos and mold claims were giving insurers conniptions.
Even my buddy Fast Eddie, a musician fercryingoutloud, had conniptions when his younger daughter proclaimed herself Goth, painted her life black, and played nonstop Marilyn Manson at unearthly volumes on her Discman.
Side effects may include the blahs, hissy fits, conniptions or the heebie-jeebies.
That conversion, not the conniptions of environmentalists or even a drought of vision, is why construction of the Hoover Dam would be impossible today.
But as the hysterical Israeli, Saudi and other Gulf Arab reactions to Sunday's Iran accord suggest, the possibility that the US might retreat from the Arab World (having made nice with its longtime regional adversary) is giving many political players absolute conniptions.
Paul's issue-based dominance over the debate agenda in Manchester, New Hampshire, sent the guardians of GOP establishment interventionism into conniptions.
Put her in an over-packed car for a couple of days, in 90 degree heat with a frenzied puce-faced two-year-old, when she is seven and a half months pregnant, and you will discover the paroxysm of her madness and the magniloquence of her conniptions.
Deep down, we feel a touch guilty - and a touch envious - that we rarely get extreme weather, so we compensate with sky-is-falling conniptions at the slightest sign of adverse conditions.