• (British) IPA: /ɹepˈtɪliən/
  • (America) IPA: /ɹɛpˈtɪljən/, /ɹɛpˈtɪliən/


  1. (zoology) Of or relating to the members of the class Reptilia.
  2. Reptilelike.
  3. (figuratively) Unthinking, low, base, contemptible.
  4. (figuratively) Cold-blooded, treacherous, unavoidably selfish and hostile.
Synonyms Noun

reptilian (plural reptilians)

  1. A reptilian animal: a reptile.
  2. (figuratively) A reptilian person, especially (racial slur) a Jew.
  3. (science fiction) A reptilian alien, especially (ufology, often capitalized) of a shapeshifting race purported to secretly control the world.

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