Of or resembling an orgy: orgiastic dancing
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- 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.
late 17th century: from Greek orgiastikos, from orgiastēs, agent noun from orgiazein 'hold an orgy'.
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- 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.