Definition of Bacchic

1. Adjective. Used of riotously drunken merrymaking. "Orgiastic festivity"

Exact synonyms: Bacchanal, Bacchanalian, Carousing, Orgiastic
Similar to: Drunk, Inebriated, Intoxicated
Derivative terms: Bacchanal, Bacchanal, Orgy, Orgy



Definition of Bacchic

1. a. Of or relating to Bacchus; hence, jovial, or riotous, with intoxication.

Definition of Bacchic

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of bacchic) ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to Bacchus; hence, jovial, or riotous, with intoxication. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bacchic

1. riotous [adj] - See also: riotous

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bacchic

bacchanale
bacchanalia
bacchanalian
bacchanalianism
bacchanalians
bacchanalias
bacchanals
bacchanology
bacchant
bacchante
bacchantes
bacchantic
bacchants
bacchiac
bacchian
bacchic (current term)
bacchical
bacchii
bacchius
bacchus
baccies
bacciferous
bacciform
baccilar
baccivorous
bacco
baccoes
baccos
baccy
bace

Literary usage of Bacchic

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1. Compilation of Notes and Memoranda Bearing Upon the Use of Human Ordure and by John Gregory Bourke (1888)
"The bacchic orgies of the Greeks, while not strictly assimilated to the ... bacchic ORGIES IN NORTH AMERICA. These orgies were duplicated among many of the ..."

2. Annals of the French Stage from Its Origin to the Death of Racine by Frederick William Hawkins (1884)
"It is to be feared that on ne occasion his friends did him more harm than good; they organized a bacchic procession at Arcueil in his ..."

3. Ancient History for Colleges and High Schools by Philip Van Ness Myers (1901)
"The Greek drama, in both its branches of tragedy and comedy, grew out of the songs and dances instituted in honor of the god of wine — Dionysus.1 bacchic ..."

4. History of Ancient Pottery by Samuel Birch (1858)
"The body is larger than that of the Etruscan or bacchic amphora ; the handles are not ... bacchic Amphora. reward oil, an amphora, and »n olive crown. ..."

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