barbaric

[ bahr-bar-ik ]
/ bɑrˈbær ɪk /

adjective

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

1480–90; < Latin barbaricus < Greek barbarikós. See barbarous, -ic

Related forms

bar·bar·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·bar·bar·ic, adjectivepre·bar·bar·ic, adjective

Synonym study

1, 3. See barbarian.
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barbaric

/ (bɑːˈbærɪk) /

adjective

of or characteristic of barbarians
primitive or unsophisticated; unrestrained
brutal

Derived Forms

barbarically, adverb

Word Origin for barbaric

C15: from Latin barbaricus foreign, outlandish; see barbarous
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