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Synonyms for barbarianbɑrˈbɛər i ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. savage, barbarian(noun)

    a member of an uncivilized people

    Synonyms:
    tyke, peasant, brute, savage, wildcat, beast, wolf, churl, boor, tike

    Antonyms:
    civilised, civilized

  2. peasant, barbarian, boor, churl, Goth, tyke, tike(adj)

    a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

    Synonyms:
    skinflint, nestling, crank, kid, bucolic, nipper, tiddler, savage, small fry, crosspatch, child, shaver, provincial, peasant, churl, tyke, boor, tike, grouch, niggard, youngster, fry, grump, scrooge, minor

    Antonyms:
    civilized, civilised

  3. barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild(adj)

    without civilizing influences

    "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"

    Synonyms:
    raging, brutal, gaga, violent, dotty, untamed, unfounded, ferocious, fierce, cruel, tempestuous, fell, roughshod, ferine, godforsaken, uncivilised, hazardous, uncivilized, waste, baseless, risky, angry, idle, wild, savage, fantastic, groundless, feral, vicious, crazy, raving mad, barbaric, furious, unwarranted, barbarous

    Antonyms:
    civilised, civilized

Wiktionary

  1. barbarian(noun)

    Synonyms:
    barbarous, barbaric

  2. barbarian(adjective)

    Relating to people, countries or customs perceived as uncivilized or inferior.

    Synonyms:
    barbaric, barbarous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. barbarian

    Whatever is not civilized is barbarian; barbaric indicates rude magnificence, uncultured richness; as, barbaric splendor, a barbaric melody. Barbarous refers to the worst side of barbarian life, and to revolting acts, especially of cruelty, such as a civilized man would not be expected to do; as, a barbarous deed. We may, however, say barbarous nations, barbarous tribes, without implying anything more than want of civilization and culture. Savage is more distinctly bloodthirsty than barbarous. In this sense we speak of a savage beast and of barbarous usage.

    Synonyms:
    atrocious, barbaric, barbarous, brutal, cruel, inhuman, merciless, rude, savage, uncivilized, uncouth, untamed

    Antonyms:
    civilized, courtly, cultured, delicate, elegant, graceful, humane, nice, polite, refined, tender, urbane

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. barbarian(n.)

    Synonyms:
    savage

  2. barbarian(n.)

    Synonyms:
    brute, ruffian, brutal monster

  3. barbarian(a.)

    Synonyms:
    uncivilized, rude, savage, BARBAROUS, barbaric

  4. barbarian(a.)

    Synonyms:
    inhuman, brutal, cruel, unfeeling, ruthless, truculent, ferocious, fierce, fell, bloody, brutish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

barbaric, barbarous, berber, barbarism

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