bacchanalia bacchanalia  /ˌbæ kə ˈneɪl jə/


  1. (n) a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
  2. (n) an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)


  1. To rein in the bacchanalia, local police have begun raiding unlicensed wedding parties and impounding gifts as evidence.
  2. The Joint Chiefs fret over a breakdown of discipline, as if Tailhook had been a gay bacchanalia.
  3. The other half is a bacchanalia, a swinging, stomping dance orgy.


  • Showtime cancels ‘The Borgias’

    So much debauchery, so little time. Fans of the bacchanalia, blood, and booty-filled “The Borgias” will have to start trolling the Internet to find Lucrezia-sized lust. Showtime has canceled the incredibly expensive series after three seasons. The series finale airs this Sunday at 10 p.m. Jeremy Irons stars in...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: New York Post

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  1. "The frenzied bacchanalia that exists today [in the Russian media], for example, over Ukraine is mainly targeted at us [Georgia]," Saakashvili said. "They [Russians] drove these people [Ukrainians] mad with their crude attempts to foist a...
    on Dec 3, 2004 By: Mikhail Saakashvili Source: EurasiaNet

  2. Abashidze told the Russian news agency Itar-Tass that he felt obliged to go to Russia on March 13 "to inform the international community of the chaos and bacchanalia reigning in Georgia."
    on Mar 15, 2004 By: Abashidze Source: EurasiaNet

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