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Bacchanalia   Listen
noun
Bacchanalia  n. pl.  
1.
(Myth.) A feast or an orgy in honor of Bacchus.
2.
Hence: A drunken feast; drunken revels; an orgy.






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"Bacchanalia" Quotes from Famous Books



... to the most splendid palace, its numberless grades from the lowest to the most refined and cultivated; it has its special amusements and public places of meeting, its police, its hospitals, its prisons and its literature."[110] "We no longer celebrate the festival of Osiris, the Bacchanalia and the Indian orgies of the spring month; but in Paris and other large cities, under the black cloak of night, behind the walls of 'public' and 'private' houses, people give themselves over to orgies and Bacchanalia that the boldest ...
— Woman under socialism • August Bebel



Words linked to "Bacchanalia" :   orgy, revel, debauchery, fete, drunken revelry, festival, Dionysia



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