corybantic

[ kawr-uh-ban-tik, kor- ]
/ ˌkɔr əˈbæn tɪk, ˌkɒr- /

adjective

frenzied; agitated; unrestrained.
(initial capital letter) Also Cor·y·ban·tian [kawr-uh-ban-shuh n, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈbæn ʃən, ˌkɒr-/, Cor·y·ban·tine [kawr-uh-ban-tin, -tahyn, kor-] /ˌkɔr əˈbæn tɪn, -taɪn, ˌkɒr-/. of or relating to a Corybant.

Nearby words

  1. cory,
  2. coryat,
  3. coryate,
  4. coryate, thomas,
  5. corybant,
  6. corydalis,
  7. corydon,
  8. coryell,
  9. corymb,
  10. corymbiform

Origin of corybantic

First recorded in 1635–45; Corybant + -ic

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Examples from the Web for corybantic

  • He laid the corybantic young lady in question upon the table to substantiate his statement.

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

    Visionaries|James Huneker