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Synonyms for barbarous
ˈbɑr bər əsbar·barous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. barbarous

    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, barbaric, brutal, cruel, inhuman, merciless, rude, savage, uncivilized, uncouth, untamed

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. barbarous

    Synonyms:
    rude, strange, uncivilized, brutal, cruel, ferocious, inhuman, merciless, outlandish, savage, uncouth, atrocious, flagitious, unfettered, nefarious, gross

    Antonyms:
    polite, civilized, refined, humane, urbane

Princeton's WordNet

  1. barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, viciousadjective

    (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

    "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"

    Synonyms:
    wild, uncivilized, fierce, savage, deplorable, reprehensible, fell, beastly, unrelenting, venomous, criminal, brute(a), condemnable, roughshod, barbaric, evil, feral, cruel, poisonous, vicious, furious, ferocious, barbarian, heavy-handed, brutish, bestial, brutal, ferine, uncivilised

    Antonyms:
    humane, civilised, civilized

  2. barbarousadjective

    primitive in customs and culture

    Synonyms:
    roughshod, savage, fell, vicious, cruel, brutal

    Antonyms:
    civilised, humane, civilized

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. barbarousadjective

    Synonyms:
    uncivilized, rough, coarse, rude, untutored, ignorant, unlettered, uncultivated, savage, barbarian, barbaric

  2. barbarousadjective

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

  3. barbarousadjective

    Synonyms:
    uncouth (as a word or an expression), harsh, vulgar, contrary to good usage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. barbarousadjective

    Synonyms:
    uncivilized, barbarian, inhuman, truculent, brutal

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "barbarous":

    barbaric, barbarian, barbarism, barbarity, brutal, savage, savagery, barbara

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#236180uncivilised
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How to use barbarous in a sentence?

  1. June Jordan:

    Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law. Because, in other words, the powerful don't play; they mean to keep that power, and those who are the powerless (you and me) better shape up --mimic/ape/suck --in the very image of the powerful, or the powerful will destroy you --you and our children.

  2. Jan Smuts:

    Nazism ... destroys the very soul of our civilization ... I have not taken the same grave view of Bolshevism, for it never was clear to me that Bolshevism, in spite of its brutalities and cruelties, really threatened the essentials of our ethical civilization. And after all it was a revolution of a semi-barbarous people against a rotten government and an effete church. Nazi-ism in highly cultured Germany is a very different affair.

  3. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    Hamlet is a course and barbarous play. One might think the work is the product of a drunken savage's imagination.

  4. Herman Melville:

    We may have civilized bodies and yet barbarous souls. We are blind to the real sights of this world; deaf to its voice; and dead to its death. And not till we know, that one grief outweighs ten thousand joys will we become what Christianity is striving to make us.

  5. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    It breaks immortality's neck. Contemplates crime and therefore halts it; It humbles barbarous nations, And makes of savages, champions! ("Por La Education")


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