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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

I started a novel back in high school. It wasn't very good. It was the opposite of good. The writing itself wasn't too bad, and the characters were interesting. But the story was a mess, and it was full of fantasy cliches. Dwarf with an axe. Barbarian warrior. I don't ever think I'd bother finishing that. It's just not worth my time.
Patrick Rothfuss

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.

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

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