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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Other Words from orgiastic

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

Examples of orgiastic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now, the long-running Covid dramedy appears to be nearing its finale, in the form of an orgiastic flurry of vaccine content. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2021 Anthropology tells us that early agricultural tribes made their women the star actresses in orgiastic fertility rites and that their descendants deified an Earth Mother who was the author of all life. Dorothy Dunbar Bromley, Harper's Magazine, 24 Nov. 2020 From initial claims of fondling and penetration of the preschoolers by Buckey, the accusations mushroomed to accommodate all seven members of the preschool’s staff, engaged in orgiastic activities with their students. Talia Lavin, The New Republic, 29 Sep. 2020 The public faces of the Seven hide orgiastic hedonism, drug addiction, and indiscriminate murder. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 21 Sep. 2020 The movie was a satire about four men determined to eat themselves to death during an orgiastic villa weekend. Anita Gates,, 18 May 2020 Commercials advertising fast food are orgiastic displays of careless skin contact. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, 23 Mar. 2020 Expect, by turns, orgiastic, mournful, darkly funny and relentlessly compelling sets. John Wenzel, The Know, 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,, 11 Oct. 2019

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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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