Barbaric Definition

Of, relating to, or characteristic of barbarians.
American Heritage
Of, like, or characteristic of barbarians; uncivilized; primitive.
Webster's New World
Marked by crudeness or lack of sophistication.
American Heritage
Wild, crude, and unrestrained.
Webster's New World
Brutal or cruel.
A barbaric tyrant.
American Heritage

Origin of Barbaric

  • Latin barbaricus from Greek barbarikos from barbaros foreign

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek βαρβαρικός (barbarikos, “foreign, strange”)

    From Wiktionary

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