[ bahr-bar-ik ]
/ bɑrˈbær ɪk /
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without civilizing influences; uncivilized; primitive: barbaric invaders.
of, like, or befitting barbarians: a barbaric empire; barbaric practices.
crudely rich or splendid: barbaric decorations.
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1, 3. See barbarian.
OTHER WORDS FROM barbaricbar·bar·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·bar·bar·ic, adjectivepre·bar·bar·ic, adjective
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How to use barbaric in a sentence
With cool assurance he made his offer to the stately plumed, suspicious grandees of the barbarically magnificent court.Jewels of Gwahlur|Robert E. Howard
The Sikhs who succeeded the Afghans were not so barbarically cruel, but they were hard and rough masters.Kashmir|Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
These should be barbarically glowing, since it is partly in their wild flare of color that the beauty of the Blanket Dance lies.Patriotic Plays and Pageants for Young People|Constance D'Arcy Mackay
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|Leona Dalrymple
The outer walls are barbarically huge and heavy, and superb in color.The Near East|Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for barbaric
/ (bɑːˈbærɪk) /
of or characteristic of barbarians
primitive or unsophisticated; unrestrained
Derived forms of barbaricbarbarically, adverb
Word Origin for barbaric
C15: from Latin barbaricus foreign, outlandish; see barbarous
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