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Synonyms for barbarous
ˈbɑr bər əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious(adj)

    (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. barbarous(adj)

    primitive in customs and culture

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

    Antonyms:
    civilised, humane, civilized

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. barbarous(a.)

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

  2. barbarous(a.)

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

  3. barbarous(a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

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

How to use barbarous in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Dr. Jose P. Rizal:

    Justice is the foremost virtue of the civilizing races. It subdues the barbarous nations, while injustice arouses the weakest.

  3. 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")

  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. Vladimir Lenin:

    You all know that even when women have full rights, they still remain fatally downtrodden because all housework is left to them. In most cases housework is the most unproductive, the most barbarous and the most arduous work a woman can do. It is exceptionally petty and does not include anything that would in any way promote the development of the woman.

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