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Bacchanalian in a Sentence

Examples of bacchanalian in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of bacchanalian, followed by 33 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(adjective) - used of riotously drunken merrymaking

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EXAMPLES - Bacchanalian in a Sentence

  1. There he had arranged a bacchanalian orgy of which the Pope's letter gives a picture. (source)
  2. Pat forced him to put away a little money and curbed at least some of his bacchanalian ways. (source)
  3. In a frenzy of bacchanalian expectation, she clutched his arm and pulled him toward the door. (source)
  4. I think a good philosophical case can also be made for the bacchanalian spirit in society, as a safety valve. (source)
  5. Masked men and women cavorted with bacchanalian abandon as the clock ticked toward midnight and the end of Fat Tuesday. (source)
  6. The passengers who lay in the cabin below in all the agonies of sea-sickness, must have found our bacchanalian merriment (source)
  7. The kickoff event, though, is more cerebral than bacchanalian: a beer-centric edition of the monthly Nerd Nite happy hour. (source)
  8. But in appearance he still ruled, dozing oft-times at the board, a bacchanalian ruin, yet in all seeming the ruler of the feast. (source)
  9. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena more than made up for its relatively tame episode the previous week with Friday's bacchanalian excesses. (source)
  10. But Daytona Beach's bacchanalian atmosphere is part of the allure for domestic missionaries -- it's what's called "battleground evangelism." (source)
  11. In honor of the god Consus, kidnaped virgins were borne to the grove to participate in bacchanalian festivals and to observe secret feasts and games. (source)
  12. The media is ever a hungry beast, and it was inconceivable that it would fast for three months without the promise of bacchanalian orgy at the end of it. (source)
  13. I think it is positively good that people get drunk every now and then in a bacchanalian spirit, despite the fact that people will suffer injury as a result. (source)
  14. Though not as bacchanalian as its predecessors, the music here -- lusty choruses, Balkan beats, bold, indelible hooks -- is hardly less visceral or commanding. (source)
  15. I like the idea, since reality TV viewers tend to see far more hoarder homes and bacchanalian beach condos than they ever see of day-to-day life in America's schools. (source)
  16. And in my mind, those days when the subway never comes or your dog mistakes your closet for the toilet are the days that earn you free hedonistic, bacchanalian license in the kitchen. (source)
  17. The merry pin was that which stood pretty far from the mouth of the horn, and he who, at a draught, reduced the liquor to that point, was a man of no ordinary prowess in bacchanalian contest. (source)
  18. Sure, a little bacchanalian activity consisting of popping bottles and getting your grind on is occasionally acceptable, but it's decidedly neither grown nor sexy, even if you're wearing a suit. (source)
  19. Naturally, such bacchanalian and sybaritic efforts resulted in rock n' roll suicides -- so to speak -- indigenous to the region, such as the deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Steve Took of '70s glam duo T. (source)
  20. After graduation, Quentin joins a group of similarly jaded fellows in Manhattan, where he embraces a nihilistic bacchanalian lifestyle that threatens to destroy the one relationship he cherishes most. (source)
  21. The Oaxacan tradition is to not terminate a function without offering a second entirely different meal well after cake and cognac have been consumed, making for a feast of truly bacchanalian proportion. (source)
  22. The $500,000 afterparty, held in a club specially constructed backstage at Wembley just for the night, was a bacchanalian eyeful that featured acrobats swinging overhead and nearly naked dancers gyrating in cages. (source)
  23. Even on the left, the bacchanalian, yippie, gonzo journalism engaging musings on sex and drugs at times seem to confront a renewed Puritanism -- biographically, my writing on the subjects is mostly limited to blogs. (source)
  24. It's a conceit that would ring false with David Threlfall's wild, bacchanalian Chatsworth patriarch but William H Macy's Frank is a more sensitive, caring soul, who uses his extended period of sobriety to connect with the kids. (source)
  25. He left them at the corner, and crossing to the other pavement, began to stagger aimlessly down the street, looking for all the world like a longshoreman returning home from a bacchanalian celebration from some nearby Snug Harbor. (source)
  26. I would go into more detail, but I have a metric assload of errands to run today and frankly, my brain has bigger priorities right now than attempting to accurately describe such bacchanalian revelry, so I will just let the pictures do the talking. (source)
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  28. In the album of the latter house of entertainment he may also peruse the following bacchanalian effusion in honour of "Llangollen Ale," which he will then be in the mood to enjoy; and as he quaffs this nectar of the valley, he may thus chaunt its praises, if in a convivial humour, to the music of a (source)
  29. A legend, widely current, ran that he played chief bacchanalian at dinners whose vaudeville accompaniments were too gross for a bill of particulars; while another, equally plausible, had it that he lunched daily on a red-cheeked apple raised on the farm which had cradled his undistinguished infancy. (source)
  30. Here the stone is hollowed by the action of the water into circular cavities like those of the Caldron Linn; and in one of these the guides will have the audacity to tell you that a bacchanalian party once made grog by tossing in a few ankers of brandy, and that they consumed the whole on the premises. (source)
  31. * We gradually begin a long-term economic recovery, one in which consumers save a greater percentage of income, thrift and saving again become admirable qualities, we gradually begins to wean itself off international oil, and the bacchanalian decades of the 1990s and 2000s become an embarrassing memory. (source)
  32. They were designed by A. Stirling Calder and John Bateman, while the spandrels over the curve of the portals are the work of A.bert Weinert, as are also the graceful, classic vases on either side of the entrances, the latter banded in low relief by dancing bacchanalian figures, while grinning satyr heads finish the curved handles. (source)
  33. Besides all this, there was a vast quantity of solid gold ornaments; nearly two hundred massive finger and ear rings; rich chains -- thirty of these, if I remember; eighty-three very large and heavy crucifixes; five gold censers of great value; a prodigious golden punch-bowl, ornamented with richly chased vine-leaves and bacchanalian figures; with two sword-handles exquisitely embossed, and many other smaller articles which I cannot recollect. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 33 example sentences provided below is 42.0, which suggests that "bacchanalian" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.


We have 21 synonyms for bacchanalian.

alcoholic, bacchanal, barfly, bibber, boozer, carouser, debauchee, dipsomaniac, drinker, inebriate, lush, soak, sot, souse, sponge, stiff, tippler, toper, tosspot, wine-bibber, wino


We have 4 antonyms for bacchanalian.

abstainer, ascetic, nephalist, teetotaler



Syllabification: cha-na-li-an


View up to 25 definitions of bacchanalian from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) Alternative capitalization of Bacchanalian

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (adjective) Of or pertaining to the festival of Bacchus; relating to or given to reveling and drunkenness.
  2. (noun) A bacchanal; a drunken reveler.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (noun) Same as bacchanal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (adjective) used of riotously drunken merrymaking