Definition of Bacchantic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or resembling a bacchanalian reveler.

Partainyms: Bacchant
Derivative terms: Bacchant



Definition of Bacchantic

1. a. Bacchanalian.

Definition of Bacchantic

1. Adjective. Bacchanalian ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bacchantic

baccas
baccate
baccated
bacchanal
bacchanale
bacchanalia
bacchanalian
bacchanalianism
bacchanalians
bacchanalias
bacchanals
bacchanology
bacchant
bacchante
bacchantes
bacchantic (current term)
bacchants
bacchiac
bacchian
bacchic
bacchical
bacchii
bacchius
bacchus
baccies
bacciferous
bacciform
baccilar
baccivorous
bacco

Literary usage of Bacchantic

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1. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1858)
"The Dance of St. John was almost a counterpart of the ' bacchantic fury,' and was probably induced by similar causes. The terrible pestilence, known in ..."

2. ...Sophocles Antigone by Sophocles, Gustav Wolff (1884)
"But it seems preferable to take it literally of the stars, which by a poetical fancy are said to move in a bacchantic chorus. So the Schol. also interprets, ..."

3. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1881)
"She was sewing steadily; and in her black dress and white turban was hardly to be recognized as the bacchantic Dulcie of the night before. ..."

4. Etude pratique du paludisme et des parasites du sang by John William Watson Stephens, John Addington Symonds, Samuel Rickard Christophers (1909)
"... of Correggio was more sensuous than that of Raphael; his intellectual faculties were less developed ; his rapture was more tumultuous and bacchantic. ..."

5. A History of German Literature by John George Robertson (1902)
"A bacchantic passion for Greece and a deep conviction of the oneness of God and nature, formed the two poles of ..."

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