Definitions

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  • adjective wild, irrational, and undisciplined

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But all the stuff with the Maenad and her dionysian parties has gone on far too long, as did the shallow satire of the preacherman and his cute bubblehead wife.

    WOODSTOCK reviewed

  • Asheton went right back to playing Stooges guitar as if none of the intermediary years had passed, maintaining a tight steer on the shows as Iggy went his own dionysian way.

    Ron Asheton: The Coltrane of Psych Guitar

  • Asheton went right back to playing Stooges guitar as if none of the intermediary years had passed, maintaining a tight steer on the shows as Iggy went his own dionysian way.

    Archive 2009-01-04

  • The early installation work of Borofsky Scary dionysian stuff.

    Firedoglake » FDL Late Nite: Politics in Pop Culture

  • That's the part that really gets my dionysian goat.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • Yet through the considerable christian debt management toledo of the father and son motioned one redeeming ray of humanity, the dionysian unachievable man swindled his offspring with take-up intensity, whilst the youth had for his parent a more than particular affection.

    Think Progress » The Runaround on Geneva

  • That's the part that really gets my dionysian goat.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • While he may not be "God" with a big "G" he certainly is a god, perhaps a minor dionysian deity associated with Priapus and the Nymphs.

    truly, Ron is God . . .

  • Since it always rains for Orpheus, I promise you a wet dionysian unity on the dance floor afterwards.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Since it always rains for Orpheus, I promise you a wet dionysian unity on the dance floor afterwards.

    Archive 2005-01-01

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  • Can't see this w/o thinking CAMILLE PAGLIA.

    April 14, 2007

  • was she thinking of teh Nietzsche?

    April 21, 2007

  • She adopts the Dionysian-Apollonian dichotomy : "The Dionysian is no picnic. It is the chthonian realities which Apollo evades, the blind grinding of subterranean force, the long slow suck, the murk and ooze."

    April 21, 2007