Meaning of “barbaric” in the English Dictionary

"barbaric" in British English

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barbaricadjective

uk /bɑːˈbær.ɪk/ us /bɑːrˈber.ɪk/

extremely cruel and unpleasant:

She found the idea of killing animals for pleasure barbaric.
barbaric acts of violence
barbarically
adverb uk /bɑːˈbær.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /bɑːrˈber.ɪ.kəl.i/

(Definition of “barbaric” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"barbaric" in American English

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barbaricadjective

us /bɑrˈbær·ɪk/ also barbarous, /ˈbɑr·bər·əs/

(Definition of “barbaric” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)