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Another word for barbarian

  1. An unrefined, rude person

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  1. Not civilized

  2. Lacking in delicacy or refinement

Another word for barbarian

  1. Uncivilized

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  2. Savage

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  1. An uncivilized person

      1. A lump or chunk, especially of earth or clay.
      2. Earth or soil.
      3. A dull, stupid person; a dolt.
      1. An awkward and stupid person; an oaf.
      1. A person with rude, clumsy manners and little refinement.
      2. A peasant.
      1. A member of a fabulous or prehistoric race of people that lived in caves, dens, or holes.
      2. A person considered to be reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish.
      3. A nonhuman ape. Not in scientific use.
      1. A member of a people, perhaps of Aegean origin, who settled ancient Philistia around the 12th century bc .
      2. A person who is smugly indifferent or hostile to art and culture.
      3. Of or relating to ancient Philistia.
      1. An unrefined and often loud or disruptive person.
      1. A style of rock music, noted especially for somber or ethereal tones and lugubrious lyrics.
      2. A performer or follower of this style of music.
      1. A person who eats the flesh of other humans.
      2. An animal that feeds on others of its own kind.
      1. A member of a group of Central Asian nomadic pastoralist peoples who invaded Europe in the fourth and fifth centuries ad and were defeated in 455.
      2. A barbarous or destructive person.
      3. Used as a disparaging term for a German, especially a German soldier in World War I.
      1. An animal other than a human; a beast.
      2. A brutal, crude, or insensitive person.
      3. Of or relating to animals other than humans:
      1. Not domesticated or cultivated; wild:
      2. Not civilized; barbaric:
      3. Vicious or merciless; brutal:
  2. A brute

      1. An imaginary or legendary creature, such as a centaur or Harpy, that combines parts from various animal or human forms.
      2. A creature having a strange or frightening appearance.
      3. An organism that has structural defects or deformities.
      1. A tough or rowdy person.
      2. A thug or gangster.
      1. One that is playfully mischievous.
      2. An unscrupulous, dishonest person; a scoundrel.
      3. Made up of, belonging to, or relating to the lower classes:
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  3. A foreigner

      1. One who has only recently arrived.
      1. One who is excluded from or does not belong to a group, association, or set.
      2. One who is isolated or detached from the activities or concerns of his or her own community.
      3. A contestant given little chance of winning; a long shot.
      1. One who is neither a friend nor an acquaintance.
      2. A foreigner, newcomer, or outsider.
      3. One who is unaccustomed to or unacquainted with something specified; a novice:
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Synonym Study

  • Savage implies a more primitive civilization than barbarian and connotes great fierceness and cruelty a savage inquisition
  • barbarous warfare
  • Barbarous connotes cruelty and brutality regarded as characteristic of primitive people
  • Barbaric suggests crudeness and lack of restraint regarded as characteristic of primitive peoples barbaric splendor
  • Barbarian basically refers to a civilization or people regarded as primitive, either without further connotation barbarian tribes or with the implication of lack of cultivation and refinement or of brutishness