Definition of bacchanalian in English:

bacchanalian

Syllabification: bac·cha·na·li·an
Pronunciation: /ˌbäkəˈnālyən, -ˈnālēən, ˌbakə-
 
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adjective

  • Characterized by or given to drunken revelry; riotously drunken: a bacchanalian orgy
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    • Since medieval times their annual fair was famous not only for its heights of bacchanalian revelry but also for the ferocious brawls that would inevitably break out.
    • After one too many bacchanalian orgies, Timon realizes that he's squandered his entire fortune and turns to his many friends for financial support.
    • What, mused Jean-Pierre, had happened to the bacchanalian orgy we feared and hoped for?

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