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 (prī-ā′pĭk, -ăp′ĭk) also pri·a·pe·an (prī′ə-pē′ən)
1. Of, relating to, or resembling a phallus; phallic.
2. Characterized by or exhibiting unrestrained or excessive male sexual activity.

[From priapus.]


(praɪˈæpɪk; -ˈeɪ-) or


1. (Classical Myth & Legend) (sometimes capital) of or relating to Priapus
2. a less common word for phallic


(praɪˈæp ɪk)

2. exaggeratedly concerned with masculinity and male sexuality.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.priapic - overly concerned with masculinity and male sexuality; "priapic episodes"; "priapic victories"
male - being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation; "a male infant"; "a male holly tree"
2.priapic - resembling or being a phallus; "a phallic symbol"; "phallic eroticism"; "priapic figurines"
male - being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation; "a male infant"; "a male holly tree"
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The newspaper magnate had long campaigned against Asquith accusing the older man of lacking the vigour required of a war leader, not something the famously priapic Welshman's worst enemies could accuse him of.
The showman is in power, and do the freedom fighters need a symbol more repulsive than a priapic presidency?
No tardo sir William en observar dos misterios: que en el subsuelo de la iglesia hubiesen restos de un templo dedicado a Osiris (que, como se sabe, sufrio amputacion de miembro activo) y que las damas isernias llevasen a la iglesia unos priapic objects como ofrendas votivas.
And he is called L 'Ermilio , too--see the ermine she caresses, fierce and priapic, he strength of her (oversized you think?
Further, while Ge makes a compelling argument about the way in which the scholar-lover is turned from a passive and emasculated player in the examination arena into an active and virile player in the game of sex, one wishes that he had further investigated the significance of the reversal of roles in Li Yu's Rou putuan, where the priapic hero is himself subjected to a sexual evaluation by his prospective bedmate--hence once again reverting to the position of the examinee.
This is certainly an eclectic offering, and it begins raunchily enough with a 2nd-century Roman marble torso of a hairy-thighed and proudly priapic Pan, which comes with an estimate of 40,000 [pounds sterling]-60,000 [pounds sterling].
Bill Clinton didn't do it, because Al Gore was intent on coming across as his own, less priapic man.
Prince interprets the song--which proffers a sex act still illegal in some states--as an erotic pas de deux with his guitar, successfully one-upping Hendrix's almost literally climactic Monterey Pop Festival set with a flick of his tongue and a caress of his priapic guitar neck.
In Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, and The Arabian Nights this very gaze has to confront also the debunking of the audience's priapic imagery in favor or a more realistic and liberatory look at sexuality in bodies.
She deflates the priapic masculinity of the Horatian iambist by her accusations of mollitia (softness) and inertia (torpor), words burdened with both literal and literary significance in Roman culture.
He violently upends his empire, sending eunuch soldiers to route out his priapic intruder--who ends up goading the concubines with a shepherd's staff into a stampede over the moat of the city.
Resurrected here, the style feels contemporary enough: Adian's plump, priapic part-objects may invoke the body, but it's one that's wrapped in synthetic fabric and bulging at the seams, a body designed only to consume and be consumed.