Meaning of “barbarous” in the English Dictionary

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"barbarous" in British English

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uk /ˈbɑː.bər.əs/ us /ˈbɑːr.bɚ.əs/ 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?

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

"barbarous" in American English

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us /ˈbɑr·bə·rəs/

characteristic of people who have no experience of the habits and culture of modern life, and whose behavior you therefore consider strange

Barbarous also means barbaric.

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