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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Primitive in customs and culture; (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering.

Usage examples (37)
  • Our treatment of animals will someday be considered barbarous.
  • A barbarous crime
  • In the times which we call barbarous, great benefices and abbeys were taxed in France to the third of their revenue.
  • Page view page image: it would seem perhaps better for what we call the barbarous part of the world to remain unchanged. for more
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