Babylonian

noun
Bab·​y·​lo·​nian | \ˌba-bə-ˈlō-nyən, -nē-ən\

Definition of Babylonian 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a native or inhabitant of ancient Babylonia or Babylon

2 : the form of the Akkadian language used in ancient Babylonia

Babylonian

adjective

Definition of Babylonian (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Babylonia or Babylon, the Babylonians, or Babylonian

2 : marked by luxury, extravagance, or the pursuit of sensual pleasure the Babylonian halls of the big hotel— G. K. Chesterton the Babylonian delights of the city

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Synonyms & Antonyms for Babylonian

Synonyms: Adjective

deluxe, lavish, Lucullan (also Lucullian), luxe, luxuriant, luxurious, luxury, opulent, palace, palatial, plush, plushy, silken, sumptuous

Antonyms: Adjective

ascetic (also ascetical), austere, humble, no-frills, spartan

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Examples of Babylonian in a Sentence

Adjective

the Babylonian glitter of the city's gold coast

First Known Use of Babylonian

Noun

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1553, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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