Barbarous

Definition of Barbarous

Bar´ba`rous
a.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.
Barbarous gold.
- Dryden.
3.Cruel; ferocious; inhuman; merciless.
By their barbarous usage he died within a few days, to the grief of all that knew him.
- Clarendon.
4.Contrary to the pure idioms of a language.
A barbarous expression
- G. Campbell.

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