HyperDic: barbarian

English > 3 senses of the word barbarian:
NOUNperson barbarian, savagea member of an uncivilized people
person barbarian, peasant, boor, churl, Goth, tyke, tikea crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
ADJECTIVEallbarbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wildwithout civilizing influences
barbarian > pronunciation
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English > barbarian: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningWithout civilizing influences.
Example"barbarian invaders"
Synonymsbarbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild
Broadernoncivilized, noncivilisednot having a high state of culture and social development
Spanishbárbara, bárbaro, incivilizado, salvaje
Catalanbàrbar, incivilitzat, salvatge
Nounsbarbariana member of an uncivilized people
barbariana crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
English > barbarian: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA member of an uncivilized people.
InstancesOdoacer, Odovacar, OdovakarGermanic barbarian leader who ended the Western Roman Empire in 476 and became the first barbarian ruler of Italy (434-493)
NarrowerVandalA member of the Germanic people who overran Gaul and Spain and North Africa and sacked Rome in 455
cannibal, man-eater, anthropophagus, anthropophagiteA person who eats human flesh
headhunter, head-shrinkerA savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies
hunter-gathererA member of a hunting and gathering society
Broaderprimitive, primitive personA person who belongs to an early stage / stage of civilization
Spanishbárbaro, salvaje
Catalanbàrbar, salvatge
Adjectivesbarbarianwithout civilizing influences
English > barbarian: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement.
Synonymspeasant, boor, churl, Goth, tyke, tike
Broaderunpleasant person, disagreeable personA person who is not pleasant or agreeable
Spanishbárbaro, basto, bestia, charro, grosero, montañero, palurdo, patán, zamarro, zambombo
Catalanbàrbar, barroer, bast, bèstia, groller, pallús, talòs
Adjectivesbarbarianwithout civilizing influences

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