Examples of barbarous in a Sentence
the barbarous treatment of the native peoples of the New World by those bent on conquest at any cost
an aunt who abhors barbarous behavior such as eating with your fingers
Recent Examples of barbarous from the Web
The international community cannot either forget about that or allow such barbarous crimes to be committed again in the future.
Each new invention of war has been assailed and denounced as barbarous and anti-Christian.
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Origin and Etymology of barbarous
Latin barbarus, from Greek barbaros foreign, ignorant
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of barbarous
BARBAROUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of barbarous for English Language Learners
: not polite or proper : very rude or offensive
: very cruel and violent
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