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Definition of Barbarian


  1. A foreigner.
  2. A man in a rule, savage, or uncivilized state.
  3. A person destitute of culture.
  4. A cruel, savage, brutal man; one destitute of pity or humanity.
  5. Of, or pertaining to, or resembling, barbarians; rude; uncivilized; barbarous; as, barbarian governments or nations.

Barbarian Quotations

A native speaker of English who has never read a word of the King James Bible is verging on the barbarian.
Richard Dawkins

The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices.
William Hazlitt

Anyone can be a barbarian; it requires a terrible effort to remain a civilized man.
Leonard Woolf

The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century.
Sinclair Lewis

There are three attributes for which I am grateful to Fortune: that I was born, first, human and not animal; second, man and not woman; and third, Greek and not barbarian.
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Barbarian Translations

barbarian in Dutch is onmens, barbaar, wreedaard
barbarian in German is Barbar
barbarian in Swedish is barbar

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