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barbarian

adjective bar·bar·i·an \bär-ˈber-ē-ən\

Definition of BARBARIAN

1
:  of or relating to a land, culture, or people alien and usually believed to be inferior to another land, culture, or people
2
:  lacking refinement, learning, or artistic or literary culture
barbarian noun
bar·bar·i·an·ism \-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

Examples of BARBARIAN

  1. <people who were regarded as barbarian by the ancient Romans>

Origin of BARBARIAN

Latin barbarus — more at barbarous
First Known Use: 14th century

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