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Barbarian vs. Barbaric

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Barbarianadjective

Relating to people, countries or customs perceived as uncivilized or inferior.

Barbaricadjective

of or relating to a barbarian; uncivilized, uncultured or uncouth

‘Killing doctors is barbaric.’;

Barbariannoun

(historical) A non-Greek or a non-Roman.

Barbaricadjective

Of, or from, barbarian nations; foreign; - often with reference to barbarous nations of east.

Barbariannoun

An uncivilized or uncultured person, originally compared to the hellenistic Greco-Roman civilisation; often associated with fighting or other such shows of strength.

Barbaricadjective

Of or pertaining to, or resembling, an uncivilized person or people; barbarous; barbarian; destitute of refinement.

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Barbariannoun

(derogatory) Someone from a developing country or backward culture.

Barbaricadjective

without civilizing influences;

‘barbarian invaders’; ‘barbaric practices’; ‘a savage people’; ‘fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient’; ‘wild tribes’;

Barbariannoun

A warrior, clad in fur or leather, associated with sword and sorcery stories.

Barbaricadjective

unrestrained and crudely rich;

‘barbaric use of color or ornament’;

Barbariannoun

(derogatory) A person destitute of culture; a Philistine.

Barbariannoun

A cruel, savage, brutal person; one without pity or humanity.

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Barbariannoun

(derogatory) A foreigner, especially with barbaric qualities as in the above definitions.

Barbariannoun

A foreigner.

‘Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.’;

Barbariannoun

A man in a rude, savage, or uncivilized state.

Barbariannoun

A person destitute of culture.

Barbariannoun

A cruel, savage, brutal man; one destitute of pity or humanity.

Barbarianadjective

Of, or pertaining to, or resembling, barbarians; rude; uncivilized; barbarous; as, barbarian governments or nations.

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Barbariannoun

a member of an uncivilized people

Barbariannoun

a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

Barbarianadjective

without civilizing influences;

‘barbarian invaders’; ‘barbaric practices’; ‘a savage people’; ‘fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient’; ‘wild tribes’;

Barbarian

A barbarian is a human who is perceived to be either uncivilized or primitive. The designation is usually applied as a generalization based on a popular stereotype; barbarians can be members of any nation judged by some to be less civilized or orderly (such as a tribal society) but may also be part of a certain cultural group (such as nomads) or social class (such as bandits) both within and outside one's own nation.

‘primitive’;

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