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adjective as in crude, savage

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Johnson on Thursday said British evacuation efforts would continue despite the “barbaric” attacks.

It still carries all those symbolic meanings, though its currency now works globally, cleaving the world into civilized cooling and barbaric heat.

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Since then, he’s grown into a capable leader for the Krogan, and is looking to correct his race’s mistakes by adopting progressive policies and leaving the more barbaric, warlike qualities of the race in the past.

“It was body against body, just crushing, like a barbaric scene,” Fanone recalled in a Post interview last month.

“It was body against body, just crushing, like a barbaric scene,” Fanone recalled.

This is especially barbaric when one considers the actual circumstances of these women.

According to Bale, Moses was “one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life.”

It was a violent and barbaric sport and I wanted nothing to do with it.

Rome wants and needs to be a capital of dialogue and peace, not a barbaric battleground.

The image of children being disposed of in such a barbaric and depraved manner outraged people across the world.

Something remote and ancient stirred in her, something that was not of herself To-day, something half primitive, half barbaric.

It was difficult to describe—a little sterner, a little wilder, a faint emphasis of the barbaric peering through it.

There was one device of oath-taking, half pagan and half barbaric, which but very slowly relaxed its hold on Christian Europe.

But there was in general nothing Oriental about him, no assumption of barbaric pompousness, no extravagance of bearing.

Allow me to remark, that seems a far more barbaric trait of manners than the most barbarous of ours.


On this page you'll find 59 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to barbaric, such as: barbarous, brutal, cruel, inhuman, uncivilized, and barbarian.

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