Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun byzantine

1 sense of byzantine

Sense 1
Byzantine -- (a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire)
       => Asian, Asiatic -- (a native or inhabitant of Asia)

Antonyms of adj byzantine

1 of 3 senses of byzantine

Sense 3
Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous -- (highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months")

INDIRECT (VIA complex) -> simple -- (having few parts; not complex or complicated or involved; "a simple problem"; "simple mechanisms"; "a simple design"; "a simple substance")

Similarity of adj byzantine

3 senses of byzantine

Sense 1
Byzantine -- (of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church or the rites performed in it; "Byzantine monks"; "Byzantine rites")

Sense 2
Byzantine -- (of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or the ancient city of Byzantium)

Sense 3
Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous -- (highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months")
       => complex (vs. simple) -- (complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs")

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