[ US /bɑɹˈbæɹɪk, bɑɹˈbɛɹɪk/ ]
[ UK /bɑːbˈæɹɪk/ ]
  1. unrestrained and crudely rich
    barbaric use of color or ornament
  2. without civilizing influences
    fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient
    a savage people
    barbarian invaders
    wild tribes
    barbaric practices
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How To Use barbaric In A Sentence

  • Hare hunting is a cruel and barbaric pastime carried out without respect for our wildlife.
  • The death and torture camps, barbaric prisons for political opponents and routine beatings for anyone suspected of disloyalty are well documented.
  • Such an act would be cruel and barbaric and inhuman. Times, Sunday Times
  • And here the conquered men of Ind, swarthy horsemen and sword wielders, fiercely barbaric, blazing in crimson and scarlet, Sikhs, Rajputs, Burmese, province by province, and caste by caste. CORONATION DAY
  • Tsimbls used to be strung with thinner strings and less tension, in contrast to the Hungarian-Romanian cymbaloms of today, which use piano wire strung with a barbaric tension of 40-50 kilos per string.
  • He would replace a government that is instituted to protect our inalienable rights with one that enforces his own barbaric moral code and bigotry.
  • Describing the women's attackers as "insensate" ( 'Lacking sense or the power to reason;' 'Foolish; witless'), the traditional leaders said the actions of Ngcukana's attackers were not only "barbaric", but unconstitutional in that they violated gender discrimination provisions. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • The Son of Anak, otherwise Rufus the Blue-Eyed, and also plebeianly known as Tots, rioted with him from brier-rose path to farthest orchard, scalped him in the haymow with barbaric yells, and once, with pharisaic zeal, was near to crucifying him under the attic roof beams. Local Color
  • Prosecutors alleged that the coach Jason Stinson is responsible for running what they call a barbaric practice forcing players to run sprints with very little water. CNN Transcript Sep 8, 2009
  • No. To me the idea that words or taunts can enrage somebody to kill and act out of anger, and our judicial system says that's okay, is barbaric.
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