orgiastic

[awr-jee-as-tik]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or having the nature of an orgy.
2.
tending to arouse or excite unrestrained emotion: orgiastic rhythms.
3.
Sociology. (of an expressive crowd) reaching a peak of emotional intensity, often of an ecstatic nature and frequently expressed by uninhibited behavior.

Origin:
1690–1700; < Greek orgiastikós, derivative (with -tikos -tic) of orgiázein to celebrate orgies (derivative of órgia secret rites; see orgy)


1. wanton, licentious, debauched, riotous.
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orgy (ˈɔːdʒɪ)
 
n , pl -gies
1.  a wild gathering marked by promiscuous sexual activity, excessive drinking, etc
2.  an act of immoderate or frenzied indulgence
3.  (often plural) secret religious rites of Dionysus, Bacchus, etc, marked by drinking, dancing, and songs
 
[C16: from French orgies, from Latin orgia, from Greek: nocturnal festival]
 
orgi'astic
 
adj

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orgiastic
1698, from Gk. orgiastikos, from orgiastes "one who celebrates orgies," from orgiazein "to celebrate orgies," from orgia (see orgy).
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Example sentences for orgiastic
An orgiastic ballet suggests the revelry that continues throughout the night.
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