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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.
References in classic literature ?
But there is a natural difference between a female and a slave: for nature is not like the artists who make the Delphic swords for the use of the poor, but for every particular purpose she has her separate instruments, and thus her ends are most complete, for whatsoever is employed on one subject only, brings that one to much greater perfection than when employed on many; and yet among the barbarians, a female and a slave are upon a level in the community, the reason for which is, that amongst them there are none qualified by nature to govern, therefore their society can be nothing but between slaves of different sexes.
After the incident of the discussion of barbarians I thought that Victory's manner toward me changed perceptibly.
Certainly, he said; they will in this way be united against the barbarians and will keep their hands off one another.
They were barbarians, living partly from piratical expeditions against the northern and eastern coasts of Europe, partly from their flocks and herds, and partly from a rude sort of agriculture.
Besides conquering all the barbarians around them, the Romans conquered another people who were not barbarians, but who were in some ways more civilized than themselves.
No, she put them in this pleasant Inquisition and pointed to the Blessed Redeemer, who was so gentle and so merciful toward all men, and they urged the barbarians to love him; and they did all they could to persuade them to love and honor him--first by twisting their thumbs out of joint with a screw; then by nipping their flesh with pincers--red-hot ones, because they are the most comfortable in cold weather; then by skinning them alive a little, and finally by roasting them in public.
However, in this country of barbarians and fanatics, prudence obliged him to take the strictest precautions.
The forests and morasses of Germany were filled with a hardy race of barbarians, who despised life when it was separated from freedom.
The barbarians passed over the Coliseum; the deluge, perhaps, passed over the Pyramids.
Verily, they are heathens and barbarians," cried the man; "mad, howling, drunken barbarians
Sir Kay told how he had en- countered me in a far land of barbarians, who all wore the same ridiculous garb that I did -- a garb that was a work of enchantment, and intended to make the wearer secure from hurt by human hands.
The bourgeoisie, by the rapid improvement of all instruments of production, by the immensely facilitated means of communication, draws all, even the most barbarian, nations into civilisation.