The condition of having no civilizing influences or refined culture; ignorance or crudity; savage violence or cruelty.
With their gun culture, Americans never really outgrew barbarism.
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Same as "savage," but for the more sophisticated crowd: bad-ass, cool.
I had some awesome pizza today. Shit was barbaric.
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1. Primitive in culture and customs; uncivilized.
2. Lacking refinement or culture; coarse.
3. Characterized by savagery; very cruel or brutal.
In revenge and in love woman is more barbarous than man. Nietzsche
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The word that Hermoine says in Harry Potter.
Means uncivilised, inferior
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A shortened and more pleasant-sounding version of the word "barbarian". Used to describe someone who lacks manners and/or common sense. The term is used to refer to people who may be in earshot but probably won't know the word's meaning. Could also mean stupid, foolish, messy,
My god, look at that girl cramming food in her mouth. It's all over her face and her shirt, she's a total barbar!
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Uncivilized or unsophisticated when compared to highly developed civilizations
Modern day Middle Easterners who resort to brutally beheading westerners and others are to be considered barbaric by anyone's standards.
by NewYorkDude June 23, 2004
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very brutal, dangerous, showing no mercy
Places like Hillbrow are full of barbarians who can rob you death. That place is so barbaric
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