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barbarous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of barbarous

  1. 1 having or showing the desire to inflict severe pain and suffering on others the barbarous treatment of the native peoples of the New World by those bent on conquest at any cost Synonyms of barbarous atrocious, barbaric, cruel, brutal, brute, butcherly, fiendish, heartless, inhuman, inhumane, sadistic, savage, truculent, vicious, wantonWords Related to barbarous 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 barbarous tender, warm, warmhearted; charitable, clement, lenient, merciful, pitying; pacific, peaceable, peacefulAntonyms of barbarous benign, benignant, compassionate, good-hearted, humane, kind, kindhearted, sympathetic, tenderhearted

  2. 2 not civilized an aunt who abhors barbarous behavior such as eating with your fingers Synonyms of barbarous barbarian, barbaric, savage, heathen, heathenish, natural, Neanderthal (or Neandertal), rude, uncivil, uncivilized, uncultivated, wildWords Related to barbarous coarse, crude, primitive, rough; uncouth, unculturedNear Antonyms of barbarous cultured, enlightened, humane, sophisticated; genteel, polished, polite, refined, urbane, well-bred; semicivilizedAntonyms of barbarous civilized


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