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  • adj. barbaric in form or style

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Barbaric in form or style.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characteristic of or appropriate to barbarians; barbarous in style.
  • [capitalized] Of or pertaining to Barbary in northern Africa.
  • n. [capitalized] A native of Barbary.


French? See -esque. (Wiktionary)


  • On the word Maugraby, which means simply Moor, Cazotte has the following curious note: Ce mot signifie barbare, barbaresque plus proprement.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Formes was indeed under the impression that he himself was the _Figaro Figarorum_, the incarnate half-Spanish ideal of that wonderful barbaresque conception; but then, the Formes

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, May, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • Finally, the fashion spread partially into Europe; to Greece even, and to polished Rome, in so far as regarded the ankle-belts, and the other ornamental appendages, with the single exception of the silver bells; these were too entirely in the barbaresque taste, to support themselves under the frown of European culture.

    Theological Essays and Other Papers — Volume 2

  • These fastidious, and sometimes fantastic ceremonies, originally devised as the very extremities of anti-barbarism, were often themselves but too nearly allied in spirit to the barbaresque in taste.

    The Caesars

  • On the word Maugraby, which means simply Moor, Cazotte has the following curious note: "Ce mot signifie barbare, barbaresque plus proprement.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Of the Tartars it is said that "c'est vne nation prophane et barbaresque, sale et vilaine, qui mangent la chair demie cruë, qui boiuent du laict de jument, et qui n'vsent de nappes et seruiettes que pour essuyer leurs bouches et leurs mains." [

    A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)


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