Adjective "Barbarous" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Barbarous


    Definition:

    1. uncivilized; wild; savage; crude.

    2. savagely cruel or harsh: The prisoners of war were given barbarous treatment.

    3. full of harsh sounds; noisy; discordant: an evening of wild and barbarous music.

    4. not conforming to classical standards or accepted usage, as language.

    5. foreign; alien.

    6. (among ancient Greeks) designating a person or thing of non-Greek origin.

    Examples:

    "practices can be barbarous by standards."

    "acts can be barbarous."

    "societies can be barbarous."

    "assassinations can be barbarous."

    "crimes can be barbarous."

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