2: relating to or preoccupied with virility or male sexual excitement
Examples of priapic in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebWho, apart from the most puritanical and earnest among us, isn’t gripped by the dalliances of an older, powerful, priapic man and a younger, attractive, highly ambitious woman?
Lara Prendergast, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021 But despite his waxworks appearance, pre-Weinsteinian penchant for priapic innuendo and lingering criminal trials, Mr. Berlusconi, a former Italian prime minister, is no longer the joke of European politics.
Jason Horowitz, New York Times, 29 Jan. 2018 Primitive humans once celebrated May 1 with fertility rituals — think maidens with garlands dancing around a priapic maypole.
John Kelly, Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2018 There is the occasional priapic silliness and the title is unwieldy if not awful.
The Economist, 13 July 2017
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