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Definition of barbarous:

  1. Being in the state of a barbarian; uncivilized; rude; peopled with barbarians; as, a barbarous people; a barbarous country.
  2. Contrary to the pure idioms of a language.
  3. Cruel; ferocious; inhuman; merciless.
  4. Foreign; adapted to a barbaric taste.


reprehensible, heavy-handed, atrocious, barbaric, feral, brute, truculent, unqualified, be unused to (doing) something, natural, heathenish, butcherly, uncultured, beastly, untrained, pitiless, kind, monstrous, wild, untried, inexperienced, unrelenting, untamed, savage, uncivilised, cruel, unskilled, uneducated, wanton, heartless, evil, hateful, condemnable, roughshod, naive, awful, deplorable, venomous, noncivilized, fell, wolfish, furious, uncharitable, barbarian, illiterate, ferine, culture, primitive, merciless, poisonous, vicious, inhumane, uncultivated, noncivilised, primitive, fiendish, hard, fierce, unsophisticated, uninitiated, unkind, Neanderthal, sadistic, criminal, brutal.

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