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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

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

Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.
George Santayana

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

I only want to protect animals from barbarous, cruel, inhuman and backward rituals.
Brigitte Bardot

Men are at every stage of evolution, from the most barbarous to the most developed; men are found of lofty intelligence, but also of the most unevolved mentality; in one place there is a highly developed and complex civilisation, in another a crude and simple polity.
Annie Besant
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Barbarous Translations

barbarous in German is grausam, barbarisch
barbarous in Latin is inhumanus

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