- without civilizing influences; uncivilized; primitive: barbaric invaders.
- of, like, or befitting barbarians: a barbaric empire; barbaric practices.
- crudely rich or splendid: barbaric decorations.
Origin of barbaric
Examples from the Web for barbarically
It was barbarically hung with banners, but it was not exactly a cheery place.The Pirates of Ersatz
The outer walls are barbarically huge and heavy, and superb in color.The Near East
It was only Carlotta on her barbarically betrapped and besaddled mule.The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne
William J. Locke
She was dreaming that Anna Zanidov stood before her in the barbarically painted evening gown.Sacrifice
Stephen French Whitman
For the nomad of the fire-wheel was a girl, tall and slender, barbarically arrayed in the holiday garb of a Seminole chief.Diane of the Green Van
- of or characteristic of barbarians
- primitive or unsophisticated; unrestrained
Word Origin and History for barbarically
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.