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barbaric

[bahr-bar-ik] /bɑrˈbær ɪk/
adjective
1.
without civilizing influences; uncivilized; primitive:
barbaric invaders.
2.
of, like, or befitting barbarians:
a barbaric empire; barbaric practices.
3.
crudely rich or splendid:
barbaric decorations.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; < Latin barbaricus < Greek barbarikós. See barbarous, -ic
Related forms
barbarically, adverb
nonbarbaric, adjective
prebarbaric, adjective
Synonyms
1, 3. See barbarian.
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British Dictionary definitions for bar-baric

barbaric

/bɑːˈbærɪk/
adjective
1.
of or characteristic of barbarians
2.
primitive or unsophisticated; unrestrained
3.
brutal
Derived Forms
barbarically, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin barbaricus foreign, outlandish; see barbarous
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Word Origin and History for bar-baric

barbaric

adj.

late 15c., "uncultured, uncivilized, unpolished," from French barbarique (15c.), from Latin barbaricus "foreign, strange, outlandish," from Greek barbarikos "like a foreigner," from barbaros "foreign, rude" (see barbarian). Meaning "pertaining to barbarians" is from 1660s.

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