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barbaric

adjective

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1 having or showing the desire to inflict severe pain and suffering on others
  • a barbaric dictator who tortured his own people with no qualms

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2 not civilized
  • the barbaric forebears of modern mankind

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The first known use of barbaric was in the 15th century

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“Barbaric.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/barbaric. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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