Semibarbaric

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Sem`i`bar`bar´ic


a.1.Half barbarous or uncivilized; as, semibarbaric display.
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Half the people are semibarbaric and the other half dangerously narrow and presbyterian."
Half the people are semibarbaric and the other half dangerously narrow and presbyterian." Her workplace was not always up to scratch either; she was the victim of dirty tricks from a female colleague and the staff canteen served fish with gravy.
In rhetoric that closely resembles Wordsworth's in the 1800 Preface--"untrained" and "semibarbaric" are to "low and rustic," as "direct and forceful" are to plain and emphatic--the Lomax introduction reminds us of the importance of the voice as an instrument in the appeal of the folksong aesthetic.