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  • Barbaric — Bar*bar ic (b[aum]r*b[a^]r [i^]k), a. [L. barbaricus foreign, barbaric, Gr. barbariko s.] 1. Of, or from, barbarian nations; foreign; often with reference to barbarous nations of east. Barbaric pearl and gold. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barbaric — barbaríc s.n. sg. (înv.) în loc adj. în barbaric (despre mustaţă) răsucită (în sus) Trimis de blaurb, 31.05.2006. Sursa: DAR …   Dicționar Român

  • barbaric — index disorderly, uncouth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • barbaric — (adj.) late 15c., uncultured, uncivilized, unpolished, from Fr. barbarique (15c.), from L. barbaricus foreign, strange, outlandish, from Gk. barbarikos like a foreigner, from barbaros foreign, rude (see BARBARIAN (Cf. barbarian)). Meaning… …   Etymology dictionary

  • barbaric — *barbarian, savage, barbarous Analogous words: *showy, ostentatious: florid, *ornate, flamboyant: *gaudy, garish, flashy, meretricious Antonyms: restrained: refined: subdued …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • barbaric — [adj] crude, savage barbarian, barbarous, boorish, brutal, coarse, cruel, fierce, graceless, inhuman, lowbrow, primitive, rough, rude, tasteless, uncivilized, uncouth, vulgar, wild; concept 401 …   New thesaurus

  • barbaric — ► ADJECTIVE 1) savagely cruel. 2) primitive; unsophisticated. DERIVATIVES barbarically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • barbaric — [bär ber′ik] adj. [ME barbarik < L barbaricus < Gr barbarikos: see BARBAROUS] 1. of, like, or characteristic of barbarians; uncivilized; primitive 2. wild, crude, and unrestrained SYN. BARBARIAN barbarically adv …   English World dictionary

  • Barbaric — Slavko Barbarić (* 11. März 1946 in Dragićina bei Čitluk, Jugoslawien, heute Bosnien Herzegowina; † 24. November 2000 in Međugorje, Bosnien Herzegowina) war ein kroatischer Franziskaner und Autor. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Literatur …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • barbaric — barbarian, barbaric, barbarous 1. These words had their origins in people s ideas about foreign languages. The Greek word barbaros, ‘barbarian’, which is the ultimate source of all these words, meant someone who spoke words sounding like ba ba.… …   Modern English usage

  • barbaric — barbarically, adv. /bahr bar ik/, adj. 1. without civilizing influences; uncivilized; primitive: barbaric invaders. 2. of, like, or befitting barbarians: a barbaric empire; barbaric practices. 3. crudely rich or splendid: barbaric decorations.… …   Universalium

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