adjective Also Babylonish.

  1. of or relating to Babylon or Babylonia.
  2. extremely luxurious.
  3. wicked; sinful.


  1. an inhabitant of ancient Babylonia.
  2. the dialect of Akkadian spoken in Babylonia.Compare Akkadian(def 1).


  1. an inhabitant of ancient Babylon or Babylonia
  2. the extinct language of Babylonia, belonging to the E Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family: a dialect of Akkadian


  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of ancient Babylon or Babylonia, its people, or their language
  2. decadent or depraved

1560s; see Babylon + -ian. From 1630s as an adjective. Earlier in the adjectival sense was Babylonical (1530s).

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