Bacchanalianism
Bacchanalianism Bac`cha*na"li*an*ism, n. The practice of bacchanalians; bacchanals; drunken revelry. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bacchanalia — bacchanalian, adj., n. bacchanalianism, n. /bak euh nay lee euh, nayl yeuh/, n., pl. Bacchanalia, Bacchanalias. 1. (sometimes used with a pl. v.) a festival in honor of Bacchus. Cf. Dionysia. 2. (l.c.) a drunken feast; orgy. [1625 35; < L equiv.… …   Universalium

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  • intemperance — Synonyms and related words: Bacchus, Dionysus, abandon, abandonment, bacchanalianism, bibaciousness, bibacity, bibulosity, bibulousness, boundlessness, carpe diem, conspicuous consumption, crapulence, crapulency, crapulousness, debauchery,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bacchanalia — /bækəˈnaliə/ (say bakuh nahleeuh), / ˈneɪ / (say nay ) plural noun a drunken orgy. {from Bacchanalia, the Roman festival in honour of Bacchus, marked by orgiastic rites; Latin, neuter plural of bacchānālis bacchanal (adjective) –bacchanalian,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bacchanal —   a. pertaining to Bacchus, god of wine, and rites in his worship; n. drunkard; reveller; votary of Bacchus.    ♦ bacchanalia, n.pl. festival of Bacchus; drunken behaviour.    ♦ bacchanalian, a.    ♦ bacchanalianism, n. habitual drunken behaviour …   Dictionary of difficult words

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