barbarian Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"barbarian" in British English

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barbariannoun [C]

uk   /bɑːˈbeə.ri.ən/  us   /bɑːrˈber.i-/
a ​member of a ​group of ​people from a very different ​country or ​culture that is ​considered to be less ​sociallyadvanced and more ​violent than ​your own: The ​walledcity was ​attacked by barbarian ​hordes. disapproving a ​person with little ​education who has no ​interest in ​art and ​culture: How can you ​call those barbarians ​yourfriends?
(Definition of barbarian from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"barbarian" in American English

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barbariannoun [C]

 us   /bɑrˈbeər·i·ən/
a ​person who has no ​experience of the ​habits and ​culture of ​modernlife, and whose ​behavior you ​thereforeconsiderstrange or ​offensive: They ​thought I was some ​kind of barbarian because I didn’t ​know how to use a ​computer.
(Definition of barbarian from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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