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corybantic

[kawr-uh-ban-tik, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈbæn tɪk, ˌkɒr-/
adjective
1.
frenzied; agitated; unrestrained.
2.
(initial capital letter). Also, Corybantian
[kawr-uh-ban-shuh n, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈbæn ʃən, ˌkɒr-/ (Show IPA),
Corybantine
[kawr-uh-ban-tin, -tahyn, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈbæn tɪn, -taɪn, ˌkɒr-/ (Show IPA)
. of or relating to a Corybant.
Origin of corybantic
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45; Corybant + -ic
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  • He laid the corybantic young lady in question upon the table to substantiate his statement.

    A Safety Match

    Ian Hay
  • But the machinery—the hideously discordant human orchestra, the corybantic dancing!

    Visionaries James Huneker

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