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Viking vs. Barbarian

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Vikingnoun

One belonging to the pirate crews from among the Northmen, who plundered the coasts of Europe in the eighth, ninth, and tenth centuries.

‘Of grim Vikings, and the raptureOf the sea fight, and the capture,And the life of slavery.’;

Barbarianadjective

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

Vikingnoun

any of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries

Barbariannoun

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

Barbariannoun

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

Barbariannoun

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

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Barbariannoun

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

Barbariannoun

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

Barbariannoun

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

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.

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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.

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’;

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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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