Synonyms of barbarian
1 savageDictionary • Our maths teacher was a bully and a complete barbarian.
savage • Our orchestra is a bunch of savages.
monster • You make me sound like an absolute monster!
beast • a sex beast who subjected two sisters to a terrifying ordeal
brute • a drunken brute
yahoo • a typical City merchant banking yahoo
ogre • Some people think of bank managers as ogres.
2 loutDictionary • The visitors looked upon us all as barbarians.
lout • a drunken lout
hooligan • riots involving football hooligans
vandal • The phone box had been destroyed by vandals.
philistine • The man's a total philistine when it comes to the arts.
ned (Scottish, slang)
hoon (Australian, New Zealand)
cougan (Australian, slang)
scozza (Australian, slang)
bogan (Australian, slang)
ruffian • gangs of ruffians who lurk about
ignoramus • I am an ignoramus regarding technical matters.
boor • He was a braggart, a cynic and a boor.
uncivilizedDictionary • rude and barbarian people
uncivilized • non-Western countries which did not wish to appear backward or uncivilized
wild • the wild tribes which still roam the northern plains with their horse herds
rough • He was rough and common.
savage • stunning images of a wild and savage land
crude • a crude sense of humour
primitive • studies of primitive societies
vulgar • He was a vulgar old man, but he never swore in front of women.
barbaric • a prehistoric and barbaric world
philistine • the country's philistine, consumerist mentality
uneducated • It looks amateurish to the uneducated eye.
barbarous • He thought the poetry of Whitman barbarous.
boorish • Crude was the word for him. Boorish.
uncouth • that oafish, uncouth person
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• a prehistoric and barbaric world
barbarousIf you describe something as barbarous, you strongly disapprove of it because you think that it is rough and uncivilized.
• He thought the poetry of Whitman barbarous.
beastIf you refer to a man as a beast, you mean that his behaviour, especially his sexual behaviour, is very violent and uncontrolled.
• a sex beast who subjected two sisters to a terrifying ordeal
Thesaurus for barbarian from the Collins English Thesaurus