barbaric

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adjective bar·bar·ic \bär-ˈber-ik, -ˈba-rik\

Definition of barbaric

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, or characteristic of barbarians b :  possessing or characteristic of a cultural level more complex than primitive savagery but less sophisticated than advanced civilization

  2. 2 a :  marked by a lack of restraint :  wild b :  having a bizarre, primitive, or unsophisticated quality

  3. 3 :  barbarous 3

barbarically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of barbaric in a sentence

  1. Barbaric tribes invaded the area.

  2. His table manners are barbaric.

  3. They considered the custom barbaric.

  4. The treatment of the prisoners was positively barbaric.

15th Century

First Known Use of barbaric

15th century


BARBARIC Defined for English Language Learners

barbaric

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adjective bar·bar·ic \bär-ˈber-ik, -ˈba-rik\

Definition of barbaric for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to barbarians

  • : very rude or offensive : not polite or proper

  • : very cruel


BARBARIC Defined for Kids

barbaric

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adjective bar·bar·ic \bär-ˈber-ik\

Definition of barbaric for Students

  1. 1 :  barbarous

  2. 2 :  showing a lack of restraint <barbaric power>



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