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
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Through the jungle came a faint sound of singing --not a harmonious air, but the somewhat barbaric chant of the natives.
They went out more; they frequented concerts and parties; they accepted, with their host and his family, an invitation to one of those opulent and barbaric entertainments with which a noted San Francisco millionaire distracted his rare moments of reflection in his gorgeous palace on the hills.
She was apparelled like any barbaric Ethiopian emperor, his neck heavy with pendants of polished ivory.
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.
Those banks of beautiful ladies, shining in their barbaric splendors, would see a knight sprawl from his horse in the lists with a lance- shaft the thickness of your ankle clean through him and the blood spouting, and instead of fainting they would clap their hands and crowd each other for a better view; only sometimes one would dive into her handkerchief, and look ostentatiously broken-hearted, and then you could lay two to one that there was a scandal there somewhere and she was afraid the public hadn't found it out.
High on a Throne of Royal State, which far Outshon the wealth of ORMUS and of IND, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showrs on her Kings BARBARIC Pearl & Gold, Satan exalted sat, by merit rais'd To that bad eminence; and from despair Thus high uplifted beyond hope, aspires Beyond thus high, insatiate to pursue Vain Warr with Heav'n, and by success untaught His proud imaginations thus displaid.
As the procession entered the lists, the sound of a wild Barbaric music was heard from behind the tents of the challengers, where the performers were concealed.
The harsh intervals and shrill discords of barbaric music stirred him at times when Schubert's grace, and Chopin's beautiful sorrows, and the mighty harmonies of Beethoven himself, fell unheeded on his ear.
He saw that the skin was beautiful, which appealed to his barbaric sense of ornamentation, and when it stiffened and later commenced to decompose because of his having no knowledge of how to cure or tan it was with sorrow and regret that he discarded it.
The men, pitching forward insanely, had burst into cheerings, moblike and barbaric, but tuned in strange keys that can arouse the dullard and the stoic.
As the boy became convalescent, Ilbrahim contrived games suitable to his situation, or amused him by a faculty which he had perhaps breathed in with the air of his barbaric birthplace.
Many of them looked more like Indians than white men in their garbs and accoutrements, and their very horses were caparisoned in barbaric style, with fantastic trappings.