Definition of 'barbarous'
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The second was his dislike of the barbarous treatment methods then in fashion. Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Easy Stages (1989)Byzantium certainly has its brutal and barbarous moments. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The allies fought to destroy a barbarous regime and avert the still more terrible outcome that would have followed its victory. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What it is is an appalling, barbarous regime. The Sun (2015)I would love to hear their justification for such a barbarous attack. The Sun (2014)To impose retribution on all those guilty of barbarous acts would have required tens of thousands of executions, for which the Allies lacked stomach. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)
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