Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or like a barbarian; uncultivated; rude; cruel; brutal; savage.

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Usage examples "barbarous":

  1. The same changes in society which rendered it no longer possible for this class of men to pass their lives in idleness have completely put an end to this barbarous pride. - "Colloquies on Society", Robert Southey.
  2. This barbarous Court happily left after two days. - "Reviews", Oscar Wilde.
  3. I was delighted to find that under the new order of things in going from Berlin to Constantinople it was no longer necessary to travel through the barbarous and brutal populations of Germany, Austria and Hungary. - "The Hohenzollerns in America With the Bolsheviks in Berlin and other impossibilities", Stephen Leacock.