or·​gi·​as·​tic | \ ˌȯr-jē-ˈa-stik How to pronounce orgiastic (audio) \

Definition of orgiastic

1 : of, relating to, or marked by orgies
2 : characterized by unrestrained emotion : frenzied

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orgiastically \ ˌȯr-​jē-​ˈa-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce orgiastically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of orgiastic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The movie was a satire about four men determined to eat themselves to death during an orgiastic villa weekend. Anita Gates,, "Michel Piccoli, star of French stage and screen, at 94," 18 May 2020 Commercials advertising fast food are orgiastic displays of careless skin contact. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "What We’re Watching Under Quarantine," 23 Mar. 2020 Expect, by turns, orgiastic, mournful, darkly funny and relentlessly compelling sets. John Wenzel, The Know, "The best New Year’s Eve 2019 live music to see in Denver and beyond," 19 Dec. 2019 The video for his first single bears clear evidence of that statement with its bacchanalian orgiastic scenes of a mysterious party. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Harry Styles returns with new bacchanalian music video for 'Lights Out'," 11 Oct. 2019 Particularly striking is the third movement, packed with eerie string glissandos that set off the orgiastic climaxes that follow. John Von Rhein,, "Riccardo Muti and Yo-Yo Ma turn up the heat in an all-Russian program," 15 June 2018 The Hairpin, a feminist blog, first highlighted stock photos featuring women in near-orgiastic delight over bowls of raw veggies back in 2011. Kerry Reid,, "In 'Women Laughing Alone with Salad,' a playwright hilariously slices and dices questions of sex, advertising and body image," 22 Mar. 2018 This might then leave us with the impression of Levine as overly cautious in some ways but in others, particularly when his conducting was unflinchingly introspective or orgiastic, altogether incautious. Mark Swed,, "On the Met's James Levine, and the age-old debate of separating the art from the artist," 21 Dec. 2017 The movie is as remarkable for its mise-en-scène as for its druggie, orgiastic content. J. Hoberman, New York Times, "Tangled Bodies and Blown Minds, Complete With the Cockettes," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of orgiastic

1698, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for orgiastic

Greek orgiastikos, from orgiazein to celebrate orgies, from orgia

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The first known use of orgiastic was in 1698

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“Orgiastic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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