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barbarous

adjective uk   /ˈbɑː.bər.əs/ us    /ˈbɑːr.bɚ-/ formal
extremely cruel or unpleasant, or failing to reach acceptable social standards: His murder was an outrageous and barbarous act. How can they forgive such barbarous behaviour?Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
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