Definition of Barbarian

1. Noun. A member of an uncivilized people.

Exact synonyms: Savage
Generic synonyms: Primitive, Primitive Person
Specialized synonyms: Anthropophagite, Anthropophagus, Cannibal, Man-eater, Head-shrinker, Headhunter, Hunter-gatherer, Vandal
Specialized synonyms: Odoacer, Odovacar, Odovakar
Derivative terms: Savage



2. Adjective. Without civilizing influences. "Wild tribes"

3. Noun. A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement.
Exact synonyms: Boor, Churl, Goth, Peasant, Tike, Tyke
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Person, Unpleasant Person

Definition of Barbarian

1. n. A foreigner.

2. a. Of, or pertaining to, or resembling, barbarians; rude; uncivilized; barbarous; as, barbarian governments or nations.

Definition of Barbarian

1. Adjective. Relating to people, countries or customs perceived as uncivilized or inferior. ¹

2. Noun. An uncivilized or uncultured person, originally compared to the hellenistic Greco-Roman civilisation; often associated with fighting or other such shows of strength. ¹

3. Noun. (derogatory) Someone from a developing country or backward culture. ¹

4. Noun. A warrior, clad in fur or leather, associated with Sword and Sorcery stories. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Barbarian

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barbarian

barazas
barb
barba
barbacan
barbacanage
barback
barbacks
barbacoa
barbadoes
barbados
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barbal
barbaloin
barbaras
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barbarian (current term)
barbarianism
barbarianisms
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barbarisation
barbarisations
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barbarism
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barbarities

Literary usage of Barbarian

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1. A History of French Private Law by Jean Brissaud (1912)
"barbarian Legislation. — The point of departure, at least for the present ... The arguments on this point which he draws from the barbarian laws have been ..."

2. Italy and Her Invaders by Thomas Hodgkin (1892)
"... the titles of Consul or Patrician when borne by a full- blooded barbarian. And these alien administrators of the State and Army of Rome resembled those ..."

3. A History of Diplomacy in the International Development of Europe by David Jayne Hill (1905)
"30- AD 500 Diplomatic usages of the barbarian kings of gifts and friendly services to unite all the others under his leadership. The task which Theodoric ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"barbarian fierceness and cruelty were everywhere rampant. ... With the spread of the rude barbarian civilization in Gaul the old Roman civilization, ..."

5. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"... the First barbarian King of Italy. THE loss or desolation of the provinces from the Ocean to the Alps impaired the glory aiid greatness of Rome ..."

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