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Synonyms for barbaric
bɑrˈbær ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, barbarian, furious, unwarranted, barbarous

    Antonyms:
    civilized, civilised, tasteful

  2. barbaric(adj)

    unrestrained and crudely rich

    "barbaric use of color or ornament"

    Synonyms:
    savage, uncivilized, barbarian, uncivilised, wild

    Antonyms:
    civilized, civilised, tasteful

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. barbaric

    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, barbarian, 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. barbaric(a.)

    Synonyms:
    foreign, outlandish, exotic, not native

  2. barbaric(a.)

    Synonyms:
    barbarian, barbarous, uncivilized, rude, savage

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How to use barbaric in a sentence?

  1. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak:

    The perpetrators of these cowardly and barbaric acts do not represent any race, religion or creed, nor should we allow them to claim to do so, they are terrorists and should be confronted as such, with the full force of the law.

  2. Ben Carson:

    Planned Parenthood and their enablers must be stopped from these barbaric practices. I am urging Congress to eliminate every last dime of funding for Planned Parenthood, finally, I ask where is the Department of Justice on this clear violation of Federal law ?

  3. Mike Gonidakis:

    Ohio's pro-life Legislature has taken a courageous stance, no longer will the barbaric abortion procedure of ripping a child limb from limb be tolerated in Ohio. This practice is horrific and with [ this ] vote Ohioans through their elected representatives have saved countless unborn babies from this torture.

  4. Phelim Kine:

    President Widodo can demonstrate true leadership by ending capital punishment as unacceptable state brutality, president Widodo should recognize that the death penalty is not a crime deterrent but an unjustifiable and barbaric punishment. President Widodo should promote Indonesia as a rights-respecting democracy by joining the countries that have abolished capital punishment.

  5. Kentucky General Counsel Steve Pitt:

    The sooner this case is decided, the sooner the Commonwealth can stop this horrific and barbaric practice of ripping unborn babies limb by limb.

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