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bar·bar·i·an

 (bär-bâr′ē-ən)
n.
1.
a. A member of one of the non-Greek peoples in the ancient world, regarded by the ancient Greeks as culturally inferior.
b. A member of any of various peoples living outside the Roman Empire or not fully integrated into Greco-Roman civilization.
2. A member of a people considered uncivilized or culturally inferior by members of another people.
3. A fierce, brutal, or cruel person.
4. An insensitive, uncultured person. See Synonyms at boor.

[French barbarien, from barbare, barbarous, from Latin barbarus; see barbarous.]

bar·bar′i·an adj.
bar·bar′i·an·ism n.

barbarian

(bɑːˈbɛərɪən)
n
1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a member of a primitive or uncivilized people
2. a coarse, insensitive, or uncultured person
3. a vicious person
adj
4. of an uncivilized culture
5. insensitive, uncultured, or brutal
[C16: see barbarous]
barˈbarianism n

bar•bar•i•an

(bɑrˈbɛər i ən)

n.
1. a person regarded as savage, primitive, or uncivilized, esp. a person belonging to a culture different from one's own.
2. a person without culture, refinement, or education; philistine.
3. (esp. in ancient and medieval times) a foreigner: applied orig. to non-Greeks and to those outside the Roman Empire.
adj.
4. uncivilized; crude; savage.
5. foreign; alien.
[1540–50; < Latin barbari(a) barbarous country (see barbarous, -ia) + -an1]
bar•bar′i•an•ism, n.

barbarian

- Based on Greek barbaros, "stranger" or "enemy."
See also related terms for stranger.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.barbarian - a member of an uncivilized peoplebarbarian - a member of an uncivilized people  
primitive, primitive person - a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
anthropophagite, anthropophagus, cannibal, man-eater - a person who eats human flesh
headhunter, head-shrinker - a savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies
hunter-gatherer - a member of a hunting and gathering society
Vandal - a member of the Germanic people who overran Gaul and Spain and North Africa and sacked Rome in 455
2.barbarian - a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinementbarbarian - a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
Adj.1.barbarian - without civilizing influencesbarbarian - without civilizing influences; "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"
noncivilised, noncivilized - not having a high state of culture and social development

barbarian

noun
1. savage, monster, beast, brute, yahoo, swine, ogre, sadist Our maths teacher was a bully and a complete barbarian.
2. lout, hooligan, illiterate, vandal, yahoo, bigot, philistine, ned (Scot. slang), hoon (Austral. & N.Z.), ruffian, ignoramus, boor, boot boy, lowbrow, vulgarian The visitors looked upon us all as barbarians.

barbarian

noun
An unrefined, rude person:
adjective
Translations
barbaar
غَيْر حَضاري، غَيْر مُتَمَدِّنهمجي، بربري، هَمَجي، مُتَوَحِّش
barbarbarbarský
barbarbarbarisk
barbarbarbarinbarbarskidivljački
barbár
barbari, villimaîurvillimannlegur, ósiîmenntaîur
barbar
barbarkabauygar olmayan kimsevahşi

barbarian

[bɑːˈbɛərɪən]
A. ADJbárbaro
B. Nbárbaro/a m/f

barbarian

[bɑːrˈbɛərɪən]
n
(in history) (= foreigner) → barbare m
(pejorative) (= cruel person) → barbare m
(pejorative) (= uncultured person) → barbare m
adj
(in history) [tribe, horde] → barbare; [invasion] → barbare
(pejorative) [attitude] → barbare; [practice] → barbare

barbarian

n (Hist, fig) → Barbar(in) m(f)
adj (Hist, fig) → barbarisch

barbarian

[bɑːˈbɛərɪən] nbarbaro/a

barbarous

(ˈbaːbərəs) adjective
1. uncultured and uncivilized. barbarous habits.
2. brutal. a barbarous assault.
ˈbarbarousness noun
barˈbarian (-ˈbeəriən) noun
an uncultured and uncivilized person.
adjective
barbarian customs.
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Sometimes I feel in despair but while all values are crashing, and barbarianism is in full swing, some of us must hold up our hearts and fight on for the spiritual side of life today-we who are not young are unable to go and fight the fight but we can do our own fighting at home all the same, (letter 11)
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With the deceased laid to rest, nation follows to grieve and condemn the blatant act of barbarianism.
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