Associations to the word «Barbarian»


BARBARIAN, adjective. Relating to people, countries or customs perceived as uncivilized or inferior.
BARBARIAN, noun. An uncivilized or uncultured person, originally compared to the hellenistic Greco-Roman civilisation; often associated with fighting or other such shows of strength.
BARBARIAN, noun. (derogatory) Someone from a developing country or backward culture.
BARBARIAN, noun. A warrior, clad in fur or leather, associated with sword and sorcery stories.
BARBARIAN, noun. (derogatory) A person destitute of culture; a Philistine.
BARBARIAN, noun. A cruel, savage, brutal person; one without pity or humanity.
BARBARIAN INVASION, proper noun. (history) Synonym of Migration Period.

Dictionary definition

BARBARIAN, noun. A member of an uncivilized people.
BARBARIAN, noun. A crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement.
BARBARIAN, adjective. Without civilizing influences; "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes".

Wise words

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