Barbarian synonyms

bär-bâr'ē-ən

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Not civilized; barbarous; unenlightened
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A style, originating among fans of punk rock, characterized by motley clothes, oddly clipped hair, etc.
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Designed for or appealing to sophisticated people
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Not domesticated or cultivated; wild:
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Cruel; brutal
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Ill-mannered, discourteous, or insulting:
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Not polished; uncut; said of a gem.
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Inadequately educated; lacking art or knowledge; unrefined; uncultured; uncivilized.
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Without impurities.
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The definition of barbaric is something that is primitive or uncivilized.
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The definition of coarse is something that has large particles, poor quality, a rough texture or something that is in bad taste.
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(Archaic) Not known or familiar; strange
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The definition of cruel is someone or something that deliberately causes pain or suffering.
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The definition of a Hun is a savage, particularly one of the 4th and 5th century Asian invaders of Europe lead by Attila, or an endearing nickname people use for each other.
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An organism which eats others of its own species, especially a human who eats human flesh.
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A style characterized by black clothing, heavy, dark makeup, and a preoccupation with the themes of goth music
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(Literature) One of a race of brutes, who look and act similar to men, that inhabit the same land as the civilized Houyhnhnms.
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The wren, Troglodytes troglodytes.
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A clownish, awkward fellow; a bumpkin.
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Earth or soil.
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An unscrupulous, dishonest person; a scoundrel.
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A brutal, violent, lawless person; tough or hoodlum
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One who is not part of a community or organization.
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A new participant in some activity; a neophyte.
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Regarded as having changed little in evolutionary history. Not in scientific use:
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A very large or powerful person or thing:
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In science fiction, a being in or from outer space and not native to the Earth; extraterrestrial
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A person with rude, clumsy manners and little refinement.
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(Now archaic) An animal seen as being without human reason; a senseless beast. [from 17th c.]
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The definition of a bully is someone who is mean to others and who throws his weight around.
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A tough, often aggressive or violent youth.
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(Informal, pejorative) A person that causes trouble or violence.
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A person who lacks appreciation of art or culture.
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A member of a Germanic people that overran Gaul, Spain, and northern Africa in the fourth and fifth centuries ad and sacked Rome in 455.
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Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, ethical, and reasonable:
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Artificially developed.
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Based on a certain amount of experience or factual knowledge:
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Having what are considered the best qualities of human beings; kind, tender, merciful, sympathetic, etc.
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The definition of polite is someone or something that exhibits consideration for others and socially acceptable behavior.
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1822, T. Creevey, Reminiscences, 28 Jul:
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Mild, gentle, forgiving
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A sophisticated person.
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The definition of a citizen is a person born in a place or a naturalized resident.
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A permanent resident, as distinguished from a temporary resident or visitor
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A rude, insensitive person; a boor.
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A farm laborer; peasant
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A person who makes an ostentatious display of wealth and is often poorly educated or lacking in refinement.
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Not cultured or cultivated:
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(Archaic) Uncivilized.
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Like or characteristic of a boor; rude; awkward; ill-mannered
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(Of soil) difficult to till, lacking pliancy; unmanageable
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The definition of crass is something that is crude, insensitive and unrefined.
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Not carefully made or done; rough
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With no deductions; total; entire
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(Of animals) of bad breed
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Slightly at odds with established standards of propriety; somewhat improper, offensive, or coarse:
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Dull; uninteresting
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Not polished; not brought to a polish.
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(Of a person) lacking refinement; uncouth
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Characterized by a lack of culture, refinement, taste, restraint, sensitivity, etc.; coarse; crude; boorish
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(Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
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Not civilized
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Having no obstructions or difficulties:
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Alternative spelling of uncivilized.
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Any person of the class of small farmers or of farm laborers, as in Europe or Asia
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(--- Dial.) A boor
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Alternative spelling of tyke (mongrel dog)
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Something monstrous
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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
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