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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