Wild and unrestrained, usually referring to a riotous party

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.


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  • Saturnalian — Sat ur*na li*an, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the Saturnalia. [1913 Webster] 2. Of unrestrained and intemperate jollity; riotously merry; dissolute. Saturnalian amusement. Burke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saturnalian — [sat΄ərnā′lē ən, sat΄ərnāl′yən] adj. 1. of the Saturnalia 2. [s ] riotously merry or orgiastic * * * …   Universalium

  • Saturnalian — [sat΄ərnā′lē ən, sat΄ərnāl′yən] adj. 1. of the Saturnalia 2. [s ] riotously merry or orgiastic …   English World dictionary

  • saturnalian — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|nālyən, lēən adjective 1. usually capitalized : of or relating to the ancient Roman Saturnalia 2. often capitalized : characterized by unrestrained emotion or licentious indulgence : orgiastic feast days with their … games and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • saturnalian — adjective see saturnalia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Saturnalian — adjective Of or pertaining to Saturnalia …   Wiktionary

  • saturnalian — a. Riotous, licentious, sportive, loose, dissolute …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • saturnalian — sat·ur·na·lian …   English syllables

  • Saturnalia — Saturnalian, adj. /sat euhr nay lee euh, nayl yeuh/, n., pl. Saturnalia, Saturnalias. 1. (sometimes used with a pl. v.) the festival of Saturn, celebrated in December in ancient Rome as a time of unrestrained merrymaking. 2. (l.c.) unrestrained… …   Universalium

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