barbaric


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bar·bar·ic

 (bär-băr′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of barbarians.
2. Marked by crudeness or lack of sophistication: "The public display of this distasteful object was barbaric" (P.D. James).
3. Brutal or cruel: a barbaric tyrant.

[Latin barbaricus, from Greek barbarikos, from barbaros, foreign.]

bar·bar′i·cal·ly adv.

barbaric

(bɑːˈbærɪk)
adj
1. of or characteristic of barbarians
2. primitive or unsophisticated; unrestrained
3. brutal
[C15: from Latin barbaricus foreign, outlandish; see barbarous]
barˈbarically adv

bar•bar•ic

(bɑrˈbær ɪk)

adj.
1. lacking civilizing influences; primitive.
2. of or characteristic of barbarians.
3. crudely rich or ornate: barbaric splendor.
[1480–90; < Latin < Greek]
bar•bar′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.barbaric - without civilizing influencesbarbaric - 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
2.barbaric - unrestrained and crudely rich; "barbaric use of color or ornament"
tasteless - lacking aesthetic or social taste

barbaric

barbaric

adjective
Translations
barbarský
barbarisk
barbaarinen
barbarski
barbár
野蛮な
미개한
barbarisk
ป่าเถื่อน
man rợ

barbaric

[bɑːˈbærɪk] ADJbárbaro

barbaric

[bɑːrˈbærɪk] adj [behaviour, action, practice, treatment] → barbare; [person, regime] → barbare

barbaric

adjbarbarisch; guard etcgrausam, roh; (fig inf) conditionsgrauenhaft

barbaric

[bɑːˈbærɪk] barbarous [ˈbɑːbərəs] adj (cruelty, behaviour) → barbaro/a; (splendour) → barbarico/a

barbaric

هَمَجِيّ barbarský barbarisk barbarisch βαρβαρικός brutal barbaarinen barbare barbarski barbaro 野蛮な 미개한 barbaars barbarisk barbarzyński bárbaro варварский barbarisk ป่าเถื่อน barbarca man rợ 野蛮
References in classic literature ?
A certain barbaric Power with valuable possessions on the map of the world, had occasion for the services of one or two engineers, quick in invention and determined in execution: practical men, who could make the men and means their ingenuity perceived to be wanted out of the best materials they could find at hand; and who were as bold and fertile in the adaptation of such materials to their purpose, as in the conception of their purpose itself.
The vivid colours of their draped raiment and the gold of their earrings invested with a barbaric and regal magnificence their figures, stepping out freely in a shower of broken sunshine.
But others thought this frivolous, and they wore "art fabrics" and barbaric jewelry.
It is only necessary for one powerful nation like Russia- barbaric as she is said to be- to place herself disinterestedly at the head of an alliance having for its object the maintenance of the balance of power of Europe, and it would save the world
Sixty feet in the clear, the dim fire occasionally lighted, through shadowy cross-beams, the ridge-pole that was covered with sennit of coconut that was braided in barbaric designs of black and white and that was stained by the smoke of years almost to a monochrome of dirty brown.
The little boys ran to and fro, dodging, hurling stones and swearing in barbaric trebles.
Even among the gorgeous trappings of the men of Helium and the visitors from distant empires those of the stranger were remarkable for their barbaric splendor.
He entered strange ports of sun-washed lands, and trod market-places among barbaric peoples that no man had ever seen.
And never having been anywhere in the world but in Africa, Nantucket, and the pagan harbors most frequented by whalemen; and having now led for many years the bold life of the fishery in the ships of owners uncommonly heedful of what manner of men they shipped; daggoo retained all his barbaric virtues, and erect as a giraffe, moved about the decks in all the pomp of six feet five in his socks.
Their tawny features, now all begrimed with smoke and sweat, their matted beards, and the contrasting barbaric brilliancy of their teeth, all these were strangely revealed in the capricious emblazonings of the works.
When assaulted again by bullets, the men burst out in a barbaric cry of rage and pain.
Once the jews' harp began emitting its barbaric rhythms, Michael was helpless.