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Definition of "bacchic" [bacchic]

  • Of or relating to Bacchus; hence, jovial, or riotous, with intoxication. (adjective)

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Use "bacchic" in a sentence
  • "Discovered, Pentheus is torn to pieces by his mother who, in bacchic frenzy, mistakes him for a lion."
  • "He returned dazed and shaken by the wave of bacchic revelry released in America and Europe at the end of world War I, treating Pearl and her mother to hair-raising stories of lewd, raucous, short-skirted, hard-drinking modern youth: ‘every-where I went they all had their dresses up to their knees.’"
  • "Welles, undeterred, pulled them together into a single film of operatic excess, bacchic camaraderie and, at its time, the greatest battle scenes since Eisenstein's "Alexander Nevsky.""