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Meaning of BARBARIAN

Pronunciation:  bâr'behreeun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
  2. [n]  a member of an uncivilized people
  3. [adj]  without civilizing influences; "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"

BARBARIAN is a 9 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: barbaric, boor, churl, Goth, noncivilised, noncivilized, peasant, savage, savage, tike, tyke, uncivilised, uncivilized, wild
 See Also: anthropophagite, anthropophagus, cannibal, disagreeable person, headhunter, head-shrinker, hunter-gatherer, man-eater, Odoacer, Odovacar, Odovakar, primitive, primitive person, unpleasant person, Vandal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bar*ba"ri*an\, n. [See {Barbarous}.]
    1. A foreigner. [Historical]
             Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I
             shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he
             that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me. --? Cor.
                                                   xiv. 11.
    2. A man in a rule, savage, or uncivilized state.
    3. A person destitute of culture. --M. Arnold.
    4. A cruel, savage, brutal man; one destitute of pity or
       humanity. ``Thou fell barbarian.'' --Philips.
  2. \Bar*ba"ri*an\, a.
    Of, or pertaining to, or resembling, barbarians; rude;
    uncivilized; barbarous; as, barbarian governments or nations.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a barbarian, represents the savage and instinctual aspect of your character.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a Greek word used in the New Testament (Rom. 1:14) to denote one of another nation. In Col. 3:11, the word more definitely designates those nations of the Roman empire that did not speak Greek. In 1 Cor. 14:11, it simply refers to one speaking a different language. The inhabitants of Malta are so called (Acts 28:1,2, 4). They were originally a Carthaginian colony. This word nowhere in Scripture bears the meaning it does in modern times.

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