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orgiastic Line breaks: or¦gi|as¦tic
Pronunciation: /ɔːdʒɪˈastɪk/

Definition of orgiastic in English:

adjective

Of or resembling an orgy: orgiastic dancing
More example sentences
  • The problem was that they were only admitted after the festivities had passed their orgiastic peak.
  • Since alcohol and blood sacrifice were associated with the worship of the goddess, at times it contained an orgiastic element.
  • One of the relative benefits of paganism over Christianity is that paganism usually has holidays devoted to wild orgiastic excess.
Synonyms
debauched, wild, riotous, wanton, abandoned, dissolute, depraved, bacchanalian, Bacchic, saturnalian, Dionysiac, Dionysian

Derivatives

orgiastically

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adverb
Example sentences
  • In one carnivalesque scene the peasants return to their abandoned village to find their clothes piled up, sorted by colour; they throw them orgiastically into the air, choosing what they will - their collective property.
  • His Hallmark poetry was orgiastically (but cannily) sentimental.
  • Surely the best product of To's Cinema City period is The Big Heat, an orgiastically brutal yet intelligently structured policier.

Origin

Late 17th century: from Greek orgiastikos, from orgiastēs, agent noun from orgiazein 'hold an orgy'.

Words that rhyme with orgiastic

bombastic, drastic, dynastic, ecclesiastic, elastic, encomiastic, enthusiastic, fantastic, gymnastic, iconoclastic, mastic, monastic, neoplastic, orgastic, periphrastic, plastic, pleonastic, sarcastic, scholastic, scholiastic

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