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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Make crude or savage in behavior or speech; Become crude or savage in behavior or language.

Usage examples (18)
  • Verb (used with object) : foreign influences barbarizing the Latin language
  • This might tend to barbarize, demoralize, and exasperate the whole mass and produce most deplorable consequences.
  • Italian, or their native tongue; Pombal declaring, that the custom of speaking Latin was only "to teach them to barbarize."
  • "Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air... for more
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