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barbarian

noun [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 socially advanced and more violent than your own: The walled city 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 your friends?
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