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Meaning of word byzantine from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

byzantine   noun

Meaning : A native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine Empire.

byzantine   adjective

Meaning : Of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church or the rites performed in it.

Example : Byzantine monks.
Byzantine rites.

Meaning : Of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire or the ancient city of Byzantium.

Meaning : Highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious.

Example : 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.
Tortuous legal procedures.
Tortuous negotiations lasting for months.

Synonyms : convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous