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ORGY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does orgy mean? 

ORGY (noun)
  The noun ORGY has 3 senses:

1. any act of immoderate indulgence
2. secret rite in the cults of ancient Greek or Roman deities involving singing and dancing and drinking and sexual activity
3. a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

  Familiarity information: ORGY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ORGY (noun)


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Meaning:

Any act of immoderate indulgence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

binge; orgy; splurge

Context examples:

an orgy of shopping / an emotional binge / a splurge of spending

Hypernyms ("orgy" is a kind of...):

humoring; indulgence; indulging; pampering (the act of indulging or gratifying a desire)


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Meaning:

Secret rite in the cults of ancient Greek or Roman deities involving singing and dancing and drinking and sexual activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("orgy" is a kind of...):

religious rite; rite (an established ceremony prescribed by a religion)


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Meaning:

A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

debauch; debauchery; drunken revelry; bacchanalia; saturnalia; bacchanal; orgy; riot

Hypernyms ("orgy" is a kind of...):

revel; revelry (unrestrained merrymaking)


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