barbarously


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bar·ba·rous

 (bär′bər-əs)
adj.
1. Primitive or undeveloped in culture and customs; uncivilized.
2. Lacking refinement or culture; coarse: inappropriate, barbarous behavior.
3. Characterized by savagery; very cruel: a barbarous punishment; a barbarous tyrant.
4. Marked by the use or occurrence of barbarisms in spoken or written language.

[From Latin barbarus, from Greek barbaros, non-Greek, foreign; see barbarism.]

bar′ba·rous·ly adv.
bar′ba·rous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.barbarously - in a barbarous mannerbarbarously - in a barbarous manner; "they were barbarously murdered"
Translations

barbarously

[ˈbɑːbərəslɪ] ADVbárbaramente

barbarously

adv (= cruelly)grausam; speak alsograuenhaft (inf)
References in classic literature ?
At the railway station in Nashville a distant relative awaited me to apprise me of the reason for my recall: my mother had been barbarously murdered--why and by whom none could conjecture, but the circumstances were these: My father had gone to Nashville, intending to return the next afternoon.
Two inferences, however, were plainly deduced from the whole: one, that Elizabeth was the real cause of the mischief; and the other that she herself had been barbarously misused by them all; and on these two points she principally dwelt during the rest of the day.
Love, however barbarously we may corrupt and pervert its meaning, as it is a laudable, is a rational passion, and can never be violent but when reciprocal; for though the Scripture bids us love our enemies, it means not with that fervent love which we naturally bear towards our friends; much less that we should sacrifice to them our lives, and what ought to be dearer to us, our innocence.
He was always a Negro prodigy who played barbarously and wonderfully.
The Poonga-Poonga volunteers stood with glistening eyes and grinning faces, naked save for their loin-cloths, and barbarously ornamented.
Oh, barbarously insolent!--Elinor, can he be justified?"
Two citizens of his country had been barbarously murdered within the space of a few hours, one in the heart of the most thickly populated capital in the world, and there was a certain significance attached to this fact which the Ambassador himself and those others at Washington perfectly well realized.
To say that such a wife as this could be first cruelly neglected, and then barbarously murdered, by the man--no!
The prospect did not move me to fear; yet when I thought of my beloved Elizabeth, of her tears and endless sorrow, when she should find her lover so barbarously snatched from her, tears, the first I had shed for many months, streamed from my eyes, and I resolved not to fall before my enemy without a bitter struggle.
'No, no,' says her friend, 'I can assure you Sir is no hypocrite, he is really an honest, sober gentleman, and he has certainly been robbed.' 'Nay,' says my governess, 'it may be he has; it is no business of mine, I tell you; I only want to speak with him; my business is of another nature.' 'But,' says her friend, 'let your business be of what nature it will, you cannot see him yet, for he is not fit to be seen, for he is very ill, and bruised very much,' 'Ay,' says my governess, 'nay, then he has fallen into bad hands, to be sure,' And then she asked gravely, 'Pray, where is he bruised?' 'Why, in the head,' says her friend, 'and one of his hands, and his face, for they used him barbarously.' 'Poor gentleman,' says my governess,
In its turn natural courage would sometimes take its place, and then I would be talking myself up to vigorous resolutions; that I would not be taken to be barbarously used by a parcel of merciless wretches in cold blood; that it were much better to have fallen into the hands of the savages, though I were sure they would feast upon me when they had taken me, than those who would perhaps glut their rage upon me by inhuman tortures and barbarities; that in the case of the savages, I always resolved to die fighting to the last gasp, and why should I not do so now?
He faintly moaned, "I am done for," as the victim, and he barbarously bellowed, "I'll serve you out," as the murderer.