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Barbarian meaning

barbarian - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. A foreigner.
  2. 2. A man in a rule, savage, or uncivilized state.
  3. 3. A person destitute of culture.
  4. 4. A cruel, savage, brutal man; one destitute of pity or humanity.
  5. 5. Of, or pertaining to, or resembling, barbarians; rude; uncivilized; barbarous; as, barbarian governments or nations.
  6. 6. Rude; savage.

barbarian - examples of usage

  1. Almost every time I went shooting, in the old barbarian days before I learned better, I used to get one or two crows from a flock that ranged over my hunting ground by simply hiding among the pines and calling like a young crow. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. Staring wide- eyed at the horror- the way a barbarian elephant kills- the Gul Moti was glad Skag did not see! - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  3. On the summit, the friars delivered her into the hands of the executioners, who first led her round to each side of the platform, to show her to the people, and then, with a refinement of cruelty worthy of the brain of an Eastern barbarian to conceive, they, according to their orders, exhibited to her the knife by which she was herself to suffer, at which she merely smiled. - "The Prime Minister", W.H.G. Kingston.
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