orgiastic orgiastic

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) used of frenzied sexual activity
  2. (adj) used of riotously drunken merrymaking

Usage(s):

  1. With just a little care they can combine art, design and language into an orgiastic menage-a-trois of beauty.
  2. Such are the African intimacies that share popularity with Roman Catholicism even to orgiastic massacres of Judas and Pontius Pilate in effigy.
  3. These half-forgotten roots, Allegro maintains, link the characters and stories of the Bible to the orgiastic, often outlawed mushroom cults of the Near East.

News

  • Ahlin: Jay Gatsby's grand saga still resonates with us

    Never - not in my entire life - have I used the word "orgiastic" in a sentence. Not written. Not spoken. Returning to "The Great Gatsby" (the novel) after seeing its latest movie version by director Baz Luhrmann, however, the word jumped out at me from the text of the last page.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Fargo Forum

Quotes

  • Stefan Zweig wrote: "All the sickly, unclean fantasies of hate that had been conceived in many orgiastic nights found raging expression in bright daylight."
    on Oct 26, 2007 By: Stefan Zweig Source: The Age

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