Authors: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Definition of Barbarous

Barbarous

  1. Being in the state of a barbarian; uncivilized; rude; peopled with barbarians; as, a barbarous people; a barbarous country.
  2. Foreign; adapted to a barbaric taste.
  3. Cruel; ferocious; inhuman; merciless.
  4. Contrary to the pure idioms of a language.

Barbarous Quotations

Language is political. That's why you and me, my Brother and Sister, that's why we supposed to choke our natural self into the weird, lying, barbarous, unreal, white speech and writing habits that the schools lay down like holy law.
June Jordan

I have often thought of it as one of the most barbarous customs in the world, considering us as a civilized and a Christian country, that we deny the advantages of learning to women.
Daniel Defoe

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.
Albert Camus

What should we suppose must naturally be the consequence of our carrying on a slave trade with Africa? With a country, vast in its extent, not utterly barbarous, but civilized in a very small degree? Does any one suppose a slave trade would help their civilization?
William Wilberforce

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

Barbarous Translations

barbarous in German is grausam, barbarisch
barbarous in Latin is inhumanus
Copyright © 2001 - 2016 BrainyQuote
Disable adblock instructions
I have disabled Adblock