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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BARBAROUS

The most ignorant and barbarous of these barbarians carry the report abroad.

The people were the poorest and most barbarous which he had met.

This barbarous and savage entanglement is absolutely défendu.

That sort of morality is good for your mountain peasants or other barbarous tribes.

They are measured by the horror which they arouse in a barbarous age.

The 'chants of Isis' (Laws), we might think, would have been barbarous in an Athenian ear.

In our barbarous society the influence of character is in its infancy.

Even the most barbarous people were not without their oracles.

They were so free, so untrammelled and self-sufficient; yes, and so barbarous, too.

Oh, I forgot, you never acquired the barbarous art of carving.'

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "uncivilized, uncultured, ignorant," from Latin barbarus, from Greek barbaros (see barbarian). Meaning "not Greek or Latin" (of words or language) is from c.1500; that of "savagely cruel" is from 1580s.

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