Definitions

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  • adj. Somewhat barbaric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Half barbarous or uncivilized.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Half-barbarous; partly civilized: as, semibarbaric display.

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ barbaric

Examples

  • On Mars, Barron finds himself among a group of semibarbaric drylanders.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • Lifting back the lid of one of the small metal-banded wooden chests that floated like carracks among the coins, he let his gaze linger on its contents: military decorations and awards wrought in the semibarbaric and florid style of the Chlengguu.

    Carnivores of Light and Darkness

  • There was no anthropologist aboard to study the semibarbaric civilization of the natives; there was no biologist to study the alien flora and fauna.

    Despoilers of the Golden Empire

  • The envoys referred to were notable for their rich, semibarbaric dress, but not one of them was like Ibrahim.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • The admirable work of the friars in dispelling the old vendetta custom is one of the chief factors in the evolution of this semibarbaric race.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • Born and bred to semibarbaric superstitions, they had long discarded these, some for the freethinking attitude of the

    The Ancient East

  • With very much ceremony of bowing and semibarbaric parade they approached De Soto and informed him that they were commissioned by their chief to bid him welcome to his territory, and to assure him of his friendly services.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 09

  • I could nearly always recognize work of American origin by its singing color-quality, as different from the sharp semibarbaric notes of

    The Development of Embroidery in America

  • Think of it, fair reader, not as if the decision of the question depended upon yourself, but upon that hot-blooded, semibarbaric princess, her soul at a white heat beneath the combined fires of despair and jealousy.

    A Chosen Few Short Stories

  • Would it not be better for him to die at once, and go to wait for her in the blessed regions of semibarbaric futurity?

    A Chosen Few Short Stories

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