to make barbarian.
a person in a savage, primitive state; uncivilized person. a person without culture, refinement, or education; philistine. (loosely) a foreigner. a non-Greek. a person living outside, especially north of, the Roman Empire. a person not living in a Christian country or within a Christian civilization. (among Italians during the Renaissance) a person of non-Italian origin. […]
without civilizing influences; uncivilized; primitive: barbaric invaders. of, like, or befitting barbarians: a barbaric empire; barbaric practices. crudely rich or splendid: barbaric decorations. Historical Examples The Sikhs who succeeded the Afghans were not so barbarically cruel, but they were hard and rough masters. Kashmir Sir Francis Edward Younghusband She was dreaming that Anna Zanidov stood […]
a barbarous or uncivilized state or condition. a barbarous act; something belonging to or befitting a barbarous condition. the use in a language of forms or constructions felt by some to be undesirably alien to the established standards of the language. such a form or construction: Some people consider “complected” as a barbarism. Contemporary Examples […]
brutal or inhuman conduct; cruelty. an act or instance of cruelty or inhumanity. crudity of style, taste, expression, etc. Contemporary Examples The two Chechen wars, fought in 1994-96 and 1999-2000, were almost unparalleled in their barbarity in the postwar era. Women Who Blow Themselves Up David Satter March 29, 2010 As they now live out […]