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orgiastic

adjective

  1. (sexy)  used of frenzied sexual activity
    Similar to: sexy
  2. (intoxicated)  used of riotously drunken merrymaking
    Synonyms: bacchanal, bacchanalian, bacchic, carousing. Similar to: intoxicated

Etymology summary

Greek orgiastikos, from orgiastēs, celebrant of orgies, from orgiazein, to...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

orgiastic | orgies [plural] | orgy

involving or resembling an orgy | a wild gathering marked by promiscuous sexual activity, excessive drinking, etc | an act of immoderate or frenzied ... (22 of 395 words, 4 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

orgy | orgies [plural] | orgiastic [adjective, related]

[countable] a party at which there is a lot of drinking and sexual activity | [singular] an occasion on which someone does something in an extreme and ... (26 of 59 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/orgy

Random House Dictionary:

orgiastic

of, pertaining to, or having the nature of an orgy. | tending to arouse or excite unrestrained emotion. | [sociology] (of an expressive crowd) ... (22 of 49 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/orgiastic

Oxford Dictionary:

orgiastic | orgiastically [derived]

of or resembling an orgy (5 of 41 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

orgiastic | orgiast [noun, related] | orgiastically [adverb, related]

Of, relating to, or characteristic of an orgy. | Arousing or causing unrestrained emotion; frenzied. (14 of 40 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

orgiastic | frenzied [synonym, sense-specific] | orgiastically [adverb, related]

of, relating to, or marked by orgies | characterized by unrestrained emotion; "frenzied" (12 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

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New World Dictionary:

orgiastic

having to do with or resembling an orgy (8 of 27 words, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

orgiastic [formal]

describes an activity which involves wild uncontrolled behaviour and feelings of great pleasure and excitement (15 of 20 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/orgiastic

Wiktionary:

orgiastic

Relating to an orgy; wild, uncontrolled. (6 of 15 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/orgiastic

Encarta Dictionary:

orgiastic

relating to or similar to an orgy | characterized by excessive indulgence in an activity or emotion, especially one that is disapproved of (22 of 58 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684860​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

orgiastic

Origin: Greek orgiastikos, from orgiastēs, celebrant of orgies, from orgiazein, to celebrate orgies, from orgia, orgies; see "orgy".

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Online Etymology:

orgiastic

First use: 1690s

Origin: Greek orgiastikos, from orgiastes "one who celebrates orgies", from orgiazein "to celebrate orgies", from orgia.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=orgiastic

New World Dictionary:

orgiastic

Origin: Greek orgiastikos from orgiastēs, one who celebrates orgies from orgiazein, to celebrate orgies: see "orgy"

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Oxford Dictionary:

orgiastic

First use: late 17th century

Origin: Greek orgiastikos, from orgiastēs, agent noun from orgiazein "hold an orgy"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/orgiastic

Collins Dictionary:

orgiastic | orgies [plural] | orgy

First use: 16th century

Origin: from French orgies, from Latin orgia, from Greek: nocturnal festival

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Merriam-Webster:

orgiastic

First use: 1846

Origin: Greek orgiastikos, from orgiazein to celebrate orgies, from orgia

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Encarta Dictionary:

orgiastic

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: Greek orgiastikos from orgiazein "celebrate secret rites" from orgia "secret Dionysian rites"

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Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

orgy | orgies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "orgiastic"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

orgy | orgies [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "orgiastic"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

orgiastic [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "orgiastic"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "orgiastic"

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the Free Dictionary:

orgiastic

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "orgiastic"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "orgiastic" by speech synthesizer

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

orgiastic

Audio: North American pronunciation of "orgiastic"

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YourDictionary Audio:

orgiastic

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "orgiastic" by speech synthesizer

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