orgiastic

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ὀργιαστικός (orgiastikós, exciting), from ὀργιαστής (orgiastḗs, orgy celebrator), from ὀργιάζειν (orgiázein, to celebrate orgies), from ὄργια (órgia).

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Adjective[edit]

orgiastic (comparative more orgiastic, superlative most orgiastic)

  1. Relating to an orgy; uncontrolled, wild. [from the late 16th c.][1]
    • 1919, Sax Rohmer, Dope
      Dancing was in progress, or, rather, one of those orgiastic ceremonies which passed for dancing during this pagan period.
    • 1925, F[rancis] Scott Fitzgerald, chapter IX, in The Great Gatsby, New York, N.Y.: Charles Scribner’s Sons, OCLC 884653065; republished New York, N.Y.: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1953, →ISBN, page 182:
      Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther … And one fine morning—

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Douglas Harper, “orgiastic”, in Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French orgiastique

Adjective[edit]

orgiastic m or n (feminine singular orgiastică, masculine plural orgiastici, feminine and neuter plural orgiastice)

  1. orgiastic

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