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[bˈɑːbaɹəs], [bˈɑːbaɹəs], [b_ˈɑː_b_a_ɹ_ə_s]

Synonyms for Barbarous:

brutal (adjective)

bestial, brutal, brutish, carnal, coarse, cruel, ferocious, gross, inhuman, rough, rude, ruthless, savage.

discourteous (adjective)

brash, caddish, contemptuous, crude, discourteous, disrespectful, ill-mannered, impertinent, impolite, tactless, uncivil, uncivilized, uncouth, vulgar.

inelegant (adjective)

awkward, boorish, clumsy, earthy, gawky, graceless, inelegant, raw, tasteless, tawdry, undignified, unpolished, unrefined.

sectarian (adjective)

Bohemian, animalistic, atheistic, demonical, dissenting, factional, fetishistic, heathen, heretic, heterodox, iconoclastic, idolatrous, non-Christian, non-believing, nonconforming, nonorthodox, nonreligious, pagan, pantheistic, sectarian, unchristian, unorthodox, unscriptural.

Other synonyms and related words:

Clodhopping, Draconian, Draconic, Ferine, Gothic, Hard-hearted, Neanderthal, Neroic, Neronian, Neronic, abominable, aboriginal, abrupt, absolutely, affected, alien, amoral, amorphous, animal, antagonistic, anthropophagous, appalling, area, artificial, asymmetric, atrocious, awful, backward, bad, bad-tempered, barbaresque, barbarian, barbaric, barbarically, barbarism, barbarity, barbarously, barbarousness, base, beast, beastlike, beastly, bellicose, belligerent, benighted, bizarre, blackguard, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, bloodyminded, bookless, border, boundaries, boundary, bounds, brutality, brutalized, brute, bully, bumpkin, cacophonous, callous, camp, cannibalistic, careless, churlish, cloddish, clownish, cockney, cold, cold-blooded, combative, completely, condemnable, contentious, convict, corrupt, countrified, countryside, cramped, crazed, cretinous, crook, cruel-hearted, cruelty, culprit, curious, cutthroat, dangerous, deadly, deathly, deceived, degenerate, degraded, degrading, deliberately harmful, demoniac, demoniacal, demonic, depraved, desert, destructive, devastating, devilish, diabolic, diabolical, different, disgusting, disorderly, doggerel, dreadful, dry, dysphemistic, eccentric, edge, enough, entirely, erroneous, euphuistic, evil, exactly, exceptional, execrable, exotic, exterior, external, extraneous, extraordinary, extraterrestrial, extrinsic, fairly, fantastic, far-out, fatal, faulty, fell, felon, feral, fields, fiendish, fiendlike, fiendly, fierce, flagitious, flagrant, flinty, forced, foreign, foreign-born, formal, formless, freakish, frenzied, frightful, full-frontal, functionally illiterate, furious, ghastly, ghoulish, god-awful, gory, grammarless, greatly, grim, grisly, grotesque, gruesome, guinde, halting, hard, harsh, heartless, heathenish, heavy, heavy-handed, heinous, hellish, hideous, highly, home bred, homely, homespun, homicidal, honestly, hoodwinked, hooligan, horrendous, horrible, horrid, horrific, horrifying, hostile, ignorant, ill-bred, ill-educated, ill-proportioned, ill-tempered, illiberal, illiterate, immoral, impartially, impetuous, imprecise, improper, impure, in bad taste, inartistic, incendiary, inconcinnate, inconcinnous, incondite, inconsiderate, incorrect, indecorous, indifferent, inexorable, infamous, infelicitous, infernal, inflexible, inhumane, iniquitous, insane, insensitive, intrusive, irrational, kill-crazy, kinky, labored, lawless, led astray, lethal, limit, loose, loutish, low, lowbrow, malevolent, malign, malignant, mannered, mean, merciless, misinformed, misinstructed, mistaught, moderately, monstrous, mortal, most, mountainous, murderous, nasty, nauseating, nauseous, nefarious, nightmarish, noncivilised, noncivilized, nonintellectual, oafish, obstreperous, odd, odious, offbeat, open country, open space, outland, outlandish, outrageous, outside, passionate, peculiar, people, perimeter, perverted, philistine, physical, pitiless, plebeian, poisonous, ponderous, poor, predatory, primitive, profligate, provincial, pugnacious, purely, quaint, quite, racking, raging, rascal, rather, raving, really, relentless, remorseless, repellent, reprehensible, repulsive, revolting, righteously, riotous, rough-and-ready, roughshod, rowdy, ruffian, rugged, rustic, sadistic, sanguinary, sanguineous, satanic, scathing, scrappy, semibarbaric, severe, shameful, shameless, shapeless, sharkish, sinful, singular, slaughterous, slavering, slipshod, slovenly, snobbish, solecistic, somewhat, stiff, stony-hearted, stonyhearted, strange, subhuman, sullen, surly, tameless, thoughtless, thuggish, tigerish, tough, troglodytic, truculent, truly, turgid, tyrannical, ugly, ulterior, unaesthetic, unattractive, unbending, unbooked, unbookish, unbooklearned, unbriefed, uncharitable, uncivilised, uncombed, uncompassionate, unconscionable, uncontrollable, uncourtly, uncultivated, uncultured, undomesticated, unearthly, unedified, uneducated, unerudite, uneuphonious, unfamiliar, unfashioned, unfeeling, unfelicitous, unforgiving, unformed, ungentle, ungodly, ungovernable, ungraceful, ungracious, ungrammatic, unguided, unharmonious, unheard-of, unhewn, unholy, unhuman, uninstructed, unintellectual, unique, unjustly domineering, unkempt, unkind, unkindly, unknown, unlearned, unlettered, unlicked, unliterary, unlovely, unmerciful, unmoved, unpitying, unpleasant, unprincipled, unprocessed, unread, unrelenting, unscholarly, unschooled, unseemly, unshaped, unshapen, unsophisticated, unsparing, unspeakable, unstudious, unsymmetric, unsympathetic, untamed, untaught, untutored, unusual, unwarmhearted, vandal, vehement, venal, venomous, very, vicious, vile, villainous, violent, violently, virulent, warlike, waste, weird, well, wicked, wild, wilderness, wildness, wolfish.

Quotes for Barbarous:

  1. For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium. Albert Camus.
  2. Everywhere among the English -speaking race criminal justice was rude, and punishments were barbarous but the tendency was to do away with special privileges and legal exemptions. Albert Bushnell Hart.
  3. The true barbarian is he who thinks everything barbarous but his own tastes and prejudices. William Hazlitt.