barbaric /bɑːˈbarɪk/


I. adjective

1. savagely cruel

he carried out barbaric acts in the name of war.
2. primitive; unsophisticated

the barbaric splendour he found in civilizations since destroyed.
3. uncivilized and uncultured.

drinking undiluted wine was considered barbaric.
II. derivatives

barbarically /bɑːˈbarɪkli /

– origin late Middle English (as a noun in the sense ‘a barbarian’): from Old French barbarique, or via Latin from Greek barbarikos, from barbaros ‘foreign’ (especially with reference to speech).

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