Associations to the word «Barbarous»


BARBAROUS, adjective. (said of language) Not classical or pure.
BARBAROUS, adjective. Uncivilized, uncultured
BARBAROUS, adjective. Like a barbarian, especially in sound; noisy, dissonant.

Dictionary definition

BARBAROUS, adjective. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks".
BARBAROUS, adjective. Primitive in customs and culture.

Wise words

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
John Adams