Origin of barbarous
Examples from the Web for barbarous
The collective trauma created by these barbarous acts is impossible to imagine, both in the U.S. and in the Middle East.One Former Hostage Says Negotiate With ISIS, And Pay Ransoms If You Must|Sarah Shourd|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Orwellian, Malthusian, barbarous, depraved…I think you get me.Conservatives Find Typo in Obamacare, Try to Kill People With It|Michael Tomasky|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They wanted members of the public to see the consequence of what can only be described as their barbarous acts.
However, very little information is gleaned from these barbarous methods.
The Barbarous Years, the long-awaited companion to Voyagers to the West, is an even greater achievement.“The Barbarous Years”: What 17th-Century America Really Looked Like|R.B. Bernstein|November 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The news of the Pope's barbarous revenge drove the Romans to madness.A History of Germany|Bayard Taylor
The wound was most barbarous, and Williams' eyes filled with tears as he looked upon that magnificent torso mangled by buckshot.Money Magic|Hamlin Garland
There it breaks suddenly, and beyond all is primitive, rude, and barbarous in the means of conveyance.Knowledge is Power:|Charles Knight
Tradesmen, when they speak against war, always profess to hate it because it is a bloody and barbarous proceeding.Shirley|Charlotte Bront
There were also a piano and some European luxuries strangely mingled with barbarous inventions.A Journey to Katmandu|Laurence Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for barbarous
Word Origin for barbarous
Word Origin and History for barbarous
c.1400, "uncivilized, uncultured, ignorant," from Latin barbarus, from Greek barbaros (see barbarian). Meaning "not Greek or Latin" (of words or language) is from c.1500; that of "savagely cruel" is from 1580s.