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Definition 1: (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where barbarous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a barbarous crime
  • brutal beatings
  • cruel tortures
  • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
  • a savage slap
  • vicious kicks

Synonyms for barbarous in the sense of this definition

(barbarous is similar to ...) lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion

"humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world" "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"

Definition 2: primitive in customs and culture - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(barbarous is similar to ...) not having a high state of culture and social development

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