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barbarian

adjective

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not civilized
  • people who were regarded as barbarian by the ancient Romans

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barbarian

noun

Synonyms of barbarian (Entry 2 of 2)

an uncivilized person
  • the invading Germanic tribes were viewed as barbarians by the citizens of ancient Rome

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“Barbarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/barbarian. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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