barbarian

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

Definition of barbarian

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a land, culture, or people alien and usually believed to be inferior to another land, culture, or people

  2. 2 :  lacking refinement, learning, or artistic or literary culture

barbarian

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barbarianism

play \-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

Examples of barbarian in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of barbarian

Latin barbarus — more at barbarous


First Known Use: 14th century


BARBARIAN Defined for Kids

barbarian

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noun bar·bar·i·an \bär-ˈber-ē-ən\

Definition of barbarian for Students

  1. :  an uncivilized person



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