from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of barbarians.
- adj. Marked by crudeness or lack of restraint in taste, style, or manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to a barbarian; uncivilised, uncultured or uncouth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, or from, barbarian nations; foreign; -- often with reference to barbarous nations of east.
- adj. Of or pertaining to, or resembling, an uncivilized person or people; barbarous; barbarian; destitute of refinement.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Uncivilized; barbarian: as, “barbaric or Gothic invaders,” T. Warton, On Milton's Smaller Poems.
- Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of barbarians or their art; hence, ornate without being in accordance with cultivated taste; wildly rich or magnificent.
- Synonyms Barbarian, Barbarous, Barbaric. See barbarian.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. without civilizing influences
- adj. unrestrained and crudely rich
Latin barbaricus, from Greek barbarikos, from barbaros, foreign.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)