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English adjective: barbarian

1. barbarian without civilizing influences

SamplesBarbarian invaders.
Barbaric practices.
A savage people.
Fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient.
Wild tribes.

Synonymsbarbaric, savage, uncivilised, uncivilized, wild

Similarnoncivilised, noncivilized

Antonymscivilised, civilized

English noun: barbarian

1. barbarian (person) a member of an uncivilized people


Broader (hypernym)primitive, primitive person

Narrower (hyponym)anthropophagite, anthropophagus, cannibal, head-shrinker, headhunter, hunter-gatherer, man-eater, Vandal

Instance hyponymOdoacer, Odovacar, Odovakar

2. barbarian (person) a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

Synonymsboor, churl, Goth, peasant, tike, tyke

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

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