Definition of Bacchanalia

1. Noun. An orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus).

Exact synonyms: Dionysia
Generic synonyms: Festival, Fete



2. Noun. A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity.

Definition of Bacchanalia

1. n. pl. A feast or an orgy in honor of Bacchus.

Definition of Bacchanalia

1. Noun. (mythology) A feast or an orgy in honor of Bacchus. ¹

2. Noun. Hence: A drunken feast; drunken revels; an orgy. ¹

3. Noun. A wild, orgiastic party or celebration. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bacchanalia

1. [n BACCHANALIA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bacchanalia

baccae
baccalaureat
baccalaureate
baccalaureates
baccalaureats
baccara
baccaras
baccarat
baccarats
baccare
baccas
baccate
baccated
bacchanal
bacchanale
bacchanalia (current term)
bacchanalian
bacchanalianism
bacchanalians
bacchanalias
bacchanals
bacchanology
bacchant
bacchante
bacchantes
bacchantic
bacchants
bacchiac
bacchian
bacchic

Literary usage of Bacchanalia

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1. A History of Rome from the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Empire by Henry George Liddell (1855)
"Evidence of profligacy: L. Flamininus: bacchanalia: Poisoning by women. § 8. State of parties in the Senate: Scipio, his loss of power. § 9. ..."

2. A History of Rome from the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Empire by Henry George Liddell (1855)
"Evidence of profligacy: L. Flamininus: bacchanalia: Poisoning by women. § 8. State of parties in the Senate: Scipio, his loss of power. § 9. ..."

3. The Gentile Nations: Or, the History and Religion of the Egyptians by George Smith (1854)
"... Vows—Sacrifices — Festivals—-Lupercalia—bacchanalia—Saturnalia—General View of the Roman Religiou—Remarkable Unity maintained, notwithstanding so much ..."

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