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[ awr-jee ]SEE DEFINITION OF orgy

Synonyms for orgy

  • binge
  • rampage
  • spree
  • bacchanal
  • bacchanalia
  • bender
  • blowout
  • bout
  • carousal
  • circus
  • debauch
  • dissipation
  • excess
  • feast
  • fling
  • indulgence
  • jag
  • merrymaking
  • overindulgence
  • party
  • revel
  • revelry
  • saturnalia
  • splurge
  • surfeit
  • tear
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Antonyms for orgy

  • lack
  • moderation
  • need
  • want
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ORGY

The Orgy is famous for the dash and abandon with which it is painted.

Orgy, or′ji, n. any drunken or riotous rite or revelry, esp.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, orgies (plural) "secret rites in the worship of certain Greek and Roman gods," especially Dionysus, from Middle French orgies (c.1500, from Latin orgia), and directly from Greek orgia (plural) "secret rites," especially those of Bacchus, from PIE root *werg- "to work" (see urge (v.)). The singular, orgy, was first used in English 1660s for the extended sense of "any licentious revelry." OED says of the ancient rites that they were "celebrated with extravagant dancing, singing, drinking, etc.," which gives "etc." quite a workout.

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noundebauchery
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  • carouse
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