What does barbaric mean?

barbaric meaning in General Dictionary

Of or from barbarian nations foreign frequently with reference to barbarous nations of east

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  • unrestrained and crudely wealthy
  • without civilizing influences

barbaric meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 15c., "uncultured, uncivilized, unpolished," from French barbarique (15c.), from Latin barbaricus "foreign, strange, outlandish," from Greek barbarikos "like a foreigner," from barbaros "foreign, rude" (see barbarian). Indicating "pertaining to barbarians" is from 1660s.

Sentence Examples with the word barbaric

The most favoured areas were those where corn and other plants could be artificially produced, and there barbaric cultures were elaborated.

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