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Barbarian synonyms

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Regarded as having changed little in evolutionary history. Not in scientific use:
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  1. Regarded as having changed little in evolutionary history. Not in scientific use:
  2. Not resulting from conscious thought or deliberation; unconscious or instinctual:
  3. Characterized by simplicity or crudity; unsophisticated:
Used to describe behaviours deemed savage or inappropriate.
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  1. Used to describe behaviours deemed savage or inappropriate.
  2. Used to describe people who display a marked lack of manners as defined by a given culture.
  3. Crude, barbarous, wild, uncultured.
Of, like, or characteristic of barbarians; uncivilized; primitive
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  1. Of, like, or characteristic of barbarians; uncivilized; primitive
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of barbarians.
  3. Wild, crude, and unrestrained
Primitive or undeveloped in culture and customs; uncivilized.
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  1. Primitive or undeveloped in culture and customs; uncivilized.
  2. Uncultured, crude, coarse, rough, etc.
  3. Characteristic of barbarians; primitive or lacking in civilization
Undeveloped or uncivilized; primitive:
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  1. Undeveloped or uncivilized; primitive:
  2. Crude or rough in form or workmanship
  3. Lacking refinement, culture, or elegance; uncouth, boorish, coarse, vulgar, etc.
Characterized by violence or crime:
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  1. Characterized by violence or crime:
  2. Regarded as being risky, dangerous, offensive, etc., often as a result of lacking in conventional social controls
  3. Not easily traveled over or through because rocky, overgrown, wild, etc.
Vicious or merciless; brutal:
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  1. Vicious or merciless; brutal:
  2. Not domesticated or cultivated; wild:
  3. Wild, uncultivated, rugged, etc.
Composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.
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  1. Composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture.
  2. Rough, especially to the touch:
  3. Not fine or delicate in texture, structure, form, etc.; rough; harsh
Inadequately educated; lacking art or knowledge; unrefined; uncultured; uncivilized.
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  1. Inadequately educated; lacking art or knowledge; unrefined; uncultured; uncivilized.
  2. Not cultivated by standard agricultural methods:
  3. Not cultivated by agricultural methods; not prepared for cultivation.
Based on little or no evidence or probability; unfounded:
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  1. Based on little or no evidence or probability; unfounded:
  2. Occurring, growing, or living in a natural state; not domesticated, cultivated, or tamed:
  3. Characterized by a lack of moral restraint; dissolute or licentious:
Undisguised or unadorned; plain:
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  1. Undisguised or unadorned; plain:
  2. Lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive:
  3. In a raw or natural condition, before being prepared for use; not refined or processed
Uncultured; crude; boorish
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  1. Uncultured; crude; boorish
  2. Awkward; clumsy; ungainly
  3. (Archaic) Not known or familiar; strange
Extremely ruthless or cruel.
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  1. Extremely ruthless or cruel.
  2. Plain and direct, although distressing in effect
  3. Disagreeably precise or penetrating:
Without civilization; primitive; barbarous
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  1. Without civilization; primitive; barbarous
  2. Not domesticated or cultivated; wild:
  3. Cruel; pitiless
Characteristic of barbarians; primitive or lacking in civilization
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  1. Characteristic of barbarians; primitive or lacking in civilization
  2. Characterized by savagery; very cruel:
  3. Cruel; brutal
Causing or characterized by severe pain, suffering, or distress:
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  1. Causing or characterized by severe pain, suffering, or distress:
  2. Deliberately seeking to inflict pain and suffering; enjoying others' suffering; without mercy or pity
  3. Disposed to inflict pain or suffering:
A fierce, brutal person
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  1. A fierce, brutal person
  2. A member of a preliterate culture, often having a tribal way of life
  3. A member of a people regarded as primitive, uncivilized, brutal, or fierce.
An animal
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  1. An animal
  2. An animal other than a human; a beast.
  3. A person who is brutal or very stupid, gross, sensual, etc.
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.
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  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. Any savage or destructive person; vandal
  3. A member of a warlike Asian people that, led by Attila and others, invaded E and central Europe in the 4th and 5th cent. a.d.
A person who eats human flesh
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  1. A person who eats human flesh
  2. An animal that feeds on others of its own kind.
A style characterized by black clothing, heavy, dark makeup, and a preoccupation with the themes of goth music
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  1. A style characterized by black clothing, heavy, dark makeup, and a preoccupation with the themes of goth music
  2. A devotee of goth music or fashions
  3. A style of rock music, noted especially for somber or ethereal tones and lugubrious lyrics.
(Informal) An employee of the Internet company Yahoo!.
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  1. (Informal) An employee of the Internet company Yahoo!.
  2. (Literature) One of a race of brutes, who look and act similar to men, that inhabit the same land as the civilized Houyhnhnms.
  3. In Swift's Gulliver's Travels, any of a race of brutish, degraded creatures subject to the Houyhnhnms and having the form and all the vices of man
A person regarded as smugly narrow and conventional in views and tastes, lacking in and indifferent to cultural and aesthetic values
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  1. A person regarded as smugly narrow and conventional in views and tastes, lacking in and indifferent to cultural and aesthetic values
  2. A member of a non-Semitic people that lived in Philistia and repeatedly warred with the Israelites
  3. A person who is smugly indifferent or hostile to art and culture.
A person considered to be reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish.
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  1. A person considered to be reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish.
  2. Any of the prehistoric people who lived in caves; cave man
  3. An animal that lives underground, as an ant or a worm. Not in scientific use.
(Archaic) A peasant or farm worker
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  1. (Archaic) A peasant or farm worker
  2. A rude, awkward, or ill-mannered person
  3. A person with rude, clumsy manners and little refinement.
An awkward and stupid person; an oaf.
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  1. An awkward and stupid person; an oaf.
A lump, esp. a lump of earth, clay, loam, etc.
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  1. A lump, esp. a lump of earth, clay, loam, etc.
  2. A dull, stupid person; a dolt.
  3. A lump or chunk, especially of earth or clay.
A scoundrel; rogue; scamp
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  1. A scoundrel; rogue; scamp
  2. An unscrupulous, dishonest person; a scoundrel.
  3. One that is playfully mischievous.
A thug or gangster.
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  1. A thug or gangster.
  2. A brutal, violent, lawless person; tough or hoodlum
(--- Informal) Any huge thing
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  1. (--- Informal) Any huge thing
  2. Something monstrous
  3. One who inspires horror or disgust:
A person unaccustomed (to something specified); novice
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  1. A person unaccustomed (to something specified); novice
  2. One who is unaccustomed to or unacquainted with something specified; a novice:
  3. An outsider, newcomer, or foreigner
A contender given little chance of winning
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  1. A contender given little chance of winning
  2. One who is not part of a community or organization.
  3. A newcomer with little or no experience in an organization or community.
A recent arrival
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  1. A recent arrival
  2. A new participant in some activity; a neophyte.
  3. One who has recently come to a community; a recent arrival.
(Archaic) A peasant or farm worker
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  1. (Archaic) A peasant or farm worker
  2. A rude, awkward, or ill-mannered person
  3. A person with rude, clumsy manners and little refinement.
(Brit., Dial.) A boor; churl
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  1. (Brit., Dial.) A boor; churl
  2. A rude, insensitive person; a boor.
  3. A noisy puffing or explosive sound, such as one made by a locomotive.
A medieval English peasant.
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  1. A medieval English peasant.
  2. A selfish or mean person
  3. A rude, boorish person.
A member of a non-Semitic people that lived in Philistia and repeatedly warred with the Israelites
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  1. A member of a non-Semitic people that lived in Philistia and repeatedly warred with the Israelites
  2. A person regarded as smugly narrow and conventional in views and tastes, lacking in and indifferent to cultural and aesthetic values
  3. A person who is smugly indifferent or hostile to art and culture.
A vulgar person; esp., a rich person with coarse, ostentatious manners or tastes
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  1. A vulgar person; esp., a rich person with coarse, ostentatious manners or tastes
  2. A person who makes an ostentatious display of wealth and is often poorly educated or lacking in refinement.
An unrefined and often loud or disruptive person.
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  1. An unrefined and often loud or disruptive person.
  2. (Literature) One of a race of brutes, who look and act similar to men, that inhabit the same land as the civilized Houyhnhnms.
  3. (Informal) An employee of the Internet company Yahoo!.
Of, like, or characteristic of barbarians; uncivilized; primitive
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  1. Of, like, or characteristic of barbarians; uncivilized; primitive
  2. Of, relating to, or characteristic of barbarians.
  3. Wild, crude, and unrestrained
Marked by the use or occurrence of barbarisms in spoken or written language.
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  1. Marked by the use or occurrence of barbarisms in spoken or written language.
  2. Primitive or undeveloped in culture and customs; uncivilized.
  3. Characteristic of barbarians; primitive or lacking in civilization
Regarded as having changed little in evolutionary history. Not in scientific use:
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  1. Regarded as having changed little in evolutionary history. Not in scientific use:
  2. Not resulting from conscious thought or deliberation; unconscious or instinctual:
  3. Being a protolanguage:
Lacking refinement, culture, or elegance; uncouth, boorish, coarse, vulgar, etc.
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  1. Lacking refinement, culture, or elegance; uncouth, boorish, coarse, vulgar, etc.
  2. Undeveloped or uncivilized; primitive:
  3. Barbarous or ignorant
Vicious or merciless; brutal:
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  1. Vicious or merciless; brutal:
  2. Not domesticated or cultivated; wild:
  3. Wild, uncultivated, rugged, etc.
Not civilized; barbarous; unenlightened
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  1. Not civilized; barbarous; unenlightened
  2. Used to describe people who display a marked lack of manners as defined by a given culture.
  3. Crude, barbarous, wild, uncultured.
Inadequately educated; lacking art or knowledge; unrefined; uncultured; uncivilized.
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  1. Inadequately educated; lacking art or knowledge; unrefined; uncultured; uncivilized.
  2. Not cultivated by standard agricultural methods:
  3. Not cultivated by agricultural methods; not prepared for cultivation.
Not cultured or cultivated:
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  1. Not cultured or cultivated:
  2. Not cultured or civilized; lacking in delicacy or refinement.
Based on little or no evidence or probability; unfounded:
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  1. Based on little or no evidence or probability; unfounded:
  2. Occurring, growing, or living in a natural state; not domesticated, cultivated, or tamed:
  3. Characterized by a lack of moral restraint; dissolute or licentious:
(Archaic) Uncivilized.
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  1. (Archaic) Uncivilized.
  2. Discourteous; rude:
  3. Not civilized; savage; barbarous; uncivilized.
Wild, crude, and unrestrained
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  1. Wild, crude, and unrestrained
  2. Of, like, or characteristic of barbarians; uncivilized; primitive
  3. Marked by crudeness or lack of sophistication:
Like or characteristic of a boor; rude; awkward; ill-mannered
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  1. Like or characteristic of a boor; rude; awkward; ill-mannered
  2. Resembling or characteristic of a boor; rude and clumsy in behavior.
  3. Behaving as a boor; rough in manners; rude; uncultured.
(Of soil) difficult to till, lacking pliancy; unmanageable
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  1. (Of soil) difficult to till, lacking pliancy; unmanageable
  2. Difficult to work with, such as soil; intractable.
  3. Rude, surly, ungracious
Not fine or delicate in texture, structure, form, etc.; rough; harsh
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  1. Not fine or delicate in texture, structure, form, etc.; rough; harsh
  2. Rough, especially to the touch:
  3. Lacking in delicacy or refinement:
Grossly stupid, dull, or obtuse
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  1. Grossly stupid, dull, or obtuse
  2. Tasteless, insensitive, and coarse
  3. So crude and unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility.
Undisguised or unadorned; plain:
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  1. Undisguised or unadorned; plain:
  2. In a raw or natural condition, before being prepared for use; not refined or processed
  3. Lacking tact or taste; blunt or offensive:
So obvious or conspicuous as to cause or heighten offense:
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  1. So obvious or conspicuous as to cause or heighten offense:
  2. On a large scale; not fine or detailed:
  3. Brutishly coarse, as in behavior; crude:
Badly brought up; lacking good manners; rude; impolite
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  1. Badly brought up; lacking good manners; rude; impolite
  2. (Of animals) of bad breed
  3. Not thoroughbred; underbred. Used of animals.
Slightly at odds with established standards of propriety; somewhat improper, offensive, or coarse:
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  1. Slightly at odds with established standards of propriety; somewhat improper, offensive, or coarse:
  2. Coarse or tasteless.
  3. Not delicate; coarse; crude; rough; esp., lacking, or offensive to, propriety or modesty; gross
Relating to or having the attitudes of a philistine:
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  1. Relating to or having the attitudes of a philistine:
  2. Of the ancient Philistines or their culture
  3. Smugly conventional and lacking in culture
Not perfected, completed, or fully detailed:
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  1. Not perfected, completed, or fully detailed:
  2. Coarse or shaggy to the touch:
  3. Lacking polish or finesse:
Crude or rough in form or workmanship
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  1. Crude or rough in form or workmanship
  2. Lacking refinement, culture, or elegance; uncouth, boorish, coarse, vulgar, etc.
  3. Rough, violent, or harsh
Lacking flavor; insipid.
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  1. Lacking flavor; insipid.
  2. Lacking good taste or showing poor taste
  3. Without taste or flavor; flat; insipid
  1. Crude, barbarous, wild, uncultured.
  2. Used to describe behaviours deemed savage or inappropriate.
  3. Used to describe people who display a marked lack of manners as defined by a given culture.
(Archaic) Not known or familiar; strange
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  1. (Archaic) Not known or familiar; strange
  2. Awkward; clumsy; ungainly
  3. Uncultured; crude; boorish
Inadequately educated; lacking art or knowledge; unrefined; uncultured; uncivilized.
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  1. Inadequately educated; lacking art or knowledge; unrefined; uncultured; uncivilized.
  2. Not cultivated by standard agricultural methods:
  3. Not cultivated by agricultural methods; not prepared for cultivation.
Not cultured or cultivated:
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  1. Not cultured or cultivated:
  2. Not cultured or civilized; lacking in delicacy or refinement.
Not elaborated, perfected, or completed:
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  1. Not elaborated, perfected, or completed:
  2. Lacking good manners, culture, or refinement.
  3. Not refined in manners; uncivilized; rude; plain.
Spoken by or expressed in language spoken by the common people; vernacular:
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  1. Spoken by or expressed in language spoken by the common people; vernacular:
  2. Offensively excessive in self-display or expenditure; ostentatious:
  3. Characterized by a lack of culture, refinement, taste, restraint, sensitivity, etc.; coarse; crude; boorish

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
Find another word for barbarian. In this page you can discover 78 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for barbarian, like: primitive, uncivilized, barbaric, barbarous, rude, rough, savage, coarse, uncultivated, wild and crude.