corybantic

[ kawr-uh-ban-tik ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Mid 17th century; Greek

from Corybantes, Latin name of the priests of Cybele, a Phrygian goddess of nature, who performed wild dances, from Greek Korubantes + -ic

Synonyms

  • crazed
  • delirious
  • enthusiastic
  • fanatical
  • fervent
  • frenzied
  • furious
  • virulent
  • zealous

Antonyms

  • apathetic
  • calm
  • disinterested
  • dispassionate
  • indifferent
  • lethargic
  • sane
  • unenthusiastic
  • unexcited

Definition

wild; frenzied

Example

When Elvis became famous, the older generation could not believe his corybantic dance moves.

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