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Related to Dionysian: Apollonian and Dionysian
Di·o·nys·i·an(dī′ə-nĭsh′ən, -nĭzh′ən, -nĭs′ē-ən)
1. Greek Mythology
a. Of or relating to Dionysus.
b. Of or devoted to the worship of Dionysus.
2. often dionysian Of an ecstatic, orgiastic, or irrational nature; frenzied or undisciplined: "remained the nearest to the instinctual, the irrational in music, and thus to the Dionysian spirit in art" (Musco Carner).
3. often dionysian In the philosophy of Nietzsche, of or displaying creative-intuitive power as opposed to critical-rational power.
[From Latin Dionȳsius, from Greek Dionūsios, from Dionūsos, Dionysus.]
adjCompare (for senses 2, 3): Apollonian
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to Dionysus
2. (Philosophy) (sometimes not capital) (in the philosophy of Nietzsche) of or relating to the set of creative qualities that encompasses spontaneity, irrationality, the rejection of discipline, etc
3. (often not capital) wild or orgiastic
4. of or relating to any of the historical characters named Dionysius
Di•o•ny•sian(ˌdaɪ əˈnɪʃ ən, -ˈnɪs i ən, -ˈnaɪ si-)
also Di•o•nys•i•ac(-ˈnɪs iˌæk, -ˈnaɪ si-)
1. pertaining to Dionysus or his worship; Bacchic.
2. recklessly uninhibited; frenzied; orgiastic.