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 Dictionary entry overview: What does barbaric mean? 

BARBARIC (adjective)
  The adjective BARBARIC has 2 senses:

1. without civilizing influences
2. unrestrained and crudely rich

  Familiarity information: BARBARIC used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BARBARIC (adjective)

Sense 1barbaric [BACK TO TOP]


Without civilizing influences


barbarian; barbaric; uncivilised; uncivilized; savage; wild

Context examples:

barbarian invaders / barbaric practices / a savage people / fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient / wild tribes


noncivilised; noncivilized (not having a high state of culture and social development)

Sense 2barbaric [BACK TO TOP]


Unrestrained and crudely rich

Context example:

barbaric use of color or ornament


tasteless (lacking aesthetic or social taste)

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