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"barbarous" in British English

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barbarousadjective

uk   /ˈbɑː.bər.əs/  us   /ˈbɑːr.bɚ-/ formal
extremelycruel or ​unpleasant, or ​failing to ​reachacceptablesocialstandards: 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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barbarousadjective

 us   /ˈbɑr·bə·rəs/
characteristic of ​people who have no ​experience of the ​habits and ​culture of ​modernlife, and whose ​behavior you ​thereforeconsiderstrange Barbarous also ​meansbarbaric.
(Definition of barbarous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “barbarous”
in Spanish bárbaro…
in Vietnamese man rợ, tàn bạo…
in Malaysian kejam, kasar…
in Thai ป่าเถื่อน, โหดร้าย…
in French barbare…
in German barbarisch, grausam…
in Chinese (Simplified) 野蛮的, 暴虐的, 未开化的…
in Indonesian biadab, keji…
in Chinese (Traditional) 野蠻的, 暴虐的, 未開化的…
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