Definition of 'barbaric'
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They went out and abolished the most barbaric practice man has known in modern times. Christianity Today (2000)Such an act would be cruel and barbaric and inhuman. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Why do we protect a country with barbaric laws and treatment of women? The Sun (2013)This barbaric act is indescribable and inexcusable. The Sun (2009)And the senators make it clear that no useful information came as a result of this barbaric behaviour. The Sun (2014)But perhaps it is fitting that such a scheme be adopted by the most barbaric regime in the world. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The people who carried out this barbaric act can't have a religious bone in their body. The Sun (2009)The bottom line is there is some pretty barbaric treatment being handed out by both sides and very little love lost between the two. The Sun (2014)A barbaric regime turned the country in on itself. Times, Sunday Times (2010)A civilised society would clearly give better legal options and improve the present barbaric practice. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But true to form, there is no mention of any person being arrested and charged over this barbaric practice. The Sun (2015)A roast is a regular act of barbaric comedy where the person gets roasted by her family and friends. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If they are old enough to commit such a barbaric act on another human being, the public should know who they are and what they look like. The Sun (2008)It is a country ripped in half by civil war and the victim of barbaric violence. The Sun (2015)
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Translations for 'barbaric'
British English: barbaric /bɑːˈbærɪk/ ADJECTIVE
Barbaric behaviour is extremely cruel.
This barbaric crime must be punished.
- American English: barbaric
- Arabic: هَمَجِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: bárbaro
- Chinese: 野蛮
- Croatian: barbarski
- Czech: barbarský
- Danish: barbarisk
- Dutch: barbaars
- European Spanish: brutal salvaje
- Finnish: barbaarinen
- French: barbare
- German: barbarisch
- Greek: βαρβαρικός
- Italian: barbaro
- Japanese: 野蛮な
- Korean: 미개한
- Norwegian: barbarisk
- Polish: barbarzyński
- European Portuguese: bárbaro
- Romanian: barbar
- Russian: варварский
- Spanish: brutal
- Swedish: barbarisk
- Thai: ป่าเถื่อน
- Turkish: barbarca
- Ukrainian: варварський
- Vietnamese: man rợ
Definition of barbaric from the Collins English Dictionary
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