Part of speech: adjective

Rudely splendid, striking, or picturesque.

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Usage examples "barbaric":

  1. I'd like some time to see her in something Oriental, something barbaric. - "Flowing Gold", Rex Beach.
  2. Through the jungle came a faint sound of singing- not a harmonious air, but the somewhat barbaric chant of the natives. - "Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold", Victor Appleton.
  3. For, with all its good features, it is rather a barbaric civilization, in this sense- that it is more a matter of fineness in possessions than in personal qualities. - "Change in the Village", (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt.