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bar·ba·rous

barbarous

 
pronunciation:
bar b rs
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: brutal; cruel.
He would never emotionally recover from the barbarous treatment he received as a prisoner of war.
synonyms:
barbaric, brutal, cruel, savage, wild
antonyms:
civilized, clement
similar words:
atrocious, barbarian, beastly, brute, brutish, coarse, cross, ferocious, fierce, inhuman, outrageous, pitiless, ruthless, truculent, uncouth, vicious
definition 2: crude; uncivilized.
Introducing her fiance to her old friends, she was suddenly embarrassed by his barbarous manners.
synonyms:
barbaric, coarse, crude, uncivilized, unrefined, vulgar
antonyms:
civilized
similar words:
barbarian, boorish, ill-mannered, inhuman, rude, savage, uncouth, unpolished, wild
definition 3: violating accepted word usage.
Some strict grammarians still consider the use of "hopefully" barbarous when used as in the sentence "Hopefully, it won't rain on the day of the wedding."
similar words:
alien, incorrect, nonstandard, ungrammatical, vernacular, vulgar
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derivations: barbarously (adv.), barbarousness (n.)