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[bak-ik] /ˈbæk ɪk/
of, relating to, or honoring Bacchus.
(lowercase) riotously or jovially intoxicated; drunken.
Origin of Bacchic
1660-70; < Latin Bacchicus < Greek Bakkhikós. See Bacchus, -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It ran in the direction of Orphic and Bacchic Thrace to the north.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • The subject of this sculpture seems to be a Bacchic procession.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • In a word, I absolutely identify the "brandy and water scenes" with the Bacchic cultus and all that it implies.

    Hieroglyphics Arthur Machen
  • In two seconds the ladies had entered into our Bacchic plot.

  • He reformed the Bacchic mysteries, giving them a more elevated and noble character, and for this he lost his life.

    Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke
  • A staff entwined with ivy and vines, and borne in the Bacchic processions.

    Browning's Shorter Poems Robert Browning
  • Trinc then: what says your heart, elevated by Bacchic enthusiasm?

  • I thought that Bacchic energy of yours was long since repressed.

    At Home And Abroad Margaret Fuller Ossoli
  • We cannot but think this Bacchic theme a little unsuitable for our youthful songsters.

  • These reliefs are Bacchic in idea and Renaissance in execution.

    Donatello David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for Bacchic


of or relating to Bacchus
(often not capital) riotously drunk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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