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barbaric

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of barbaric

  1. 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 Synonyms of barbaric atrocious, cruel, barbarous, brutal, brute, butcherly, fiendish, heartless, inhuman, inhumane, sadistic, savage, truculent, vicious, wantonWords Related to barbaric hard-hearted, ironhearted, merciless, pitiless, ruthless, stonyhearted, unfeeling; fell, ferocious, grim; bloodthirsty, cutthroat, murderous, sanguinary, sanguine; catty, despiteful, hateful, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, mean, nasty, spiteful, vindictive; draconian, draconic, hardhanded, harsh, heavy-handed, oppressiveNear Antonyms of barbaric tender, warm, warmhearted; charitable, clement, lenient, merciful, pitying; pacific, peaceable, peacefulAntonyms of barbaric benign, benignant, compassionate, good-hearted, humane, kind, kindhearted, sympathetic, tenderhearted

  2. 2 not civilized the barbaric forebears of modern mankind Synonyms of barbaric barbarian, savage, barbarous, heathen, heathenish, natural, Neanderthal (or Neandertal), rude, uncivil, uncivilized, uncultivated, wildWords Related to barbaric coarse, crude, primitive, rough; uncouth, unculturedNear Antonyms of barbaric cultured, enlightened, humane, sophisticated; genteel, polished, polite, refined, urbane, well-bred; semicivilizedAntonyms of barbaric civilized



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