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barbarous

adjective

1 barbarous

of persons or their actions Able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering:
— A barbarous crime.

synonyms: brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious.

Roget 241: shapeless, amorphous, formless; unformed, unhewn, unfashioned, unshaped, unshapen; rough, rude, Gothic, barbarous, rugged.   

Roget 907: malevolent, unbenevolent; unbenign; ill-disposed, ill-intentioned, ill-natured, ill-conditioned, ill-contrived; evil-minded, evil-disposed; black-browed.    malicious; malign, ... show more

Roget 876: ignoble, common, mean, low, base, vile, sorry, scrubby, beggarly; below par; no great shakes etc. (unimportant) 643; ... show more

Roget 851: in bad taste vulgar, unrefined.    coarse, indecorous, ribald, gross; unseemly, unbeseeming, unpresentable; contra bonos mores [Lat.]; ungraceful etc. (ugly) 846.    ... show more

Roget 579: inelegant, graceless, ungraceful; harsh, abrupt; dry, stiff, cramped, formal, guinde [Fr.]; forced, labored; artificial, mannered, ... show more

Polish: okrutny



2 barbarous

Primitive in customs and culture.


Moby thesaurus: Doric, Draconian, Gothic, Neanderthal, Philistine, Tartarean, alien, animal, anthropophagous, atrocious, backward, barbarian, barbaric, beastly, benighted, bestial, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, bookless ... show more.

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