What does barbarous mean?

barbarous meaning in General Dictionary

becoming inside state of a barbarian uncivilized rude peopled with barbarians as a barbarous individuals a barbarous country

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  • (of persons or their actions) in a position or disposed to inflict discomfort or suffering
  • ancient in customs and tradition
  • becoming in state of a barbarian; uncivilized; rude; peopled with barbarians; as, a barbarous people; a barbarous country.
  • international; adapted to a barbaric flavor.
  • Cruel; ferocious; inhuman; merciless.
  • unlike the pure idioms of a language.

barbarous meaning in Urban Dictionary

1. Primitive in tradition and traditions; uncivilized.2. Lacking sophistication or culture; coarse.3. Characterized by savagery; really harsh or intense.


barbarous meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, "uncivilized, uncultured, ignorant," from Latin barbarus, from Greek barbaros (see barbarian). Meaning "perhaps not Greek or Latin" (of words or language) is from c.1500; compared to "savagely cruel" is from 1580s.


barbarous meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Being inside condition of a barbarian; uncivilized; rude; peopled with barbarians; since, a barbarous men and women; a barbarous nation.

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  • (a.) international; adjusted to a barbaric taste.
  • (a.) Cruel; ferocious; inhuman; merciless.
  • (a.) As opposed to the pure idioms of a language.

Sentence Examples with the word barbarous

Diodorus records a barbarous attempt made by the Aradians, about 148 B.C. to destroy Marathus, which was frustrated by the pity and courage of an Aradian fisherman (xxxiii.

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