What does barbarian mean?

Definitions for barbarian
bɑrˈbɛər i ənbar·bar·ian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. savage, barbarian(noun)

    a member of an uncivilized people

  2. peasant, barbarian, boor, churl, Goth, tyke, tike(adj)

    a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement

  3. barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild(adj)

    without civilizing influences

    "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"

Wiktionary

  1. barbarian(Noun)

    An uncivilized or uncultured person, originally compared to the hellenistic Greco-Roman civilisation; often associated with fighting or other such shows of strength.

  2. barbarian(Noun)

    Someone from a developing country or backward culture.

  3. barbarian(Noun)

    A warrior, clad in fur or leather, associated with Sword and Sorcery stories.

  4. barbarian(Adjective)

    Relating to people, countries or customs perceived as uncivilized or inferior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barbarian(noun)

    a foreigner

  2. Barbarian(noun)

    a man in a rule, savage, or uncivilized state

  3. Barbarian(noun)

    a person destitute of culture

  4. Barbarian(noun)

    a cruel, savage, brutal man; one destitute of pity or humanity

  5. Barbarian(adj)

    of, or pertaining to, or resembling, barbarians; rude; uncivilized; barbarous; as, barbarian governments or nations

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  1. Barbarian

    The term "barbarian" refers to a person who is perceived to be uncivilized. The word is often used either in a general reference to member of a nation or ethnos, typically a tribal society as seen by an urban civilization either viewed as inferior, or admired as a noble savage. In idiomatic or figurative usage, a "barbarian" may also be an individual reference to a brutal, cruel, warlike, insensitive person. The term originates from the ancient Greek word βάρβαρος. Hence the Greek idiom "πᾶς μὴ Ἕλλην βάρβαρος" which literally means "whoever is not Greek is a barbarian". In ancient times, Greeks used it for the people of different cultures but also to deride other Greek tribes and states; in the early modern period and sometimes later, they used it for the Turks, in a clearly pejorative way. Comparable notions are found in non-European civilizations. In the Roman empire, Romans used the word barbarian for the Germans, Celts, Persians, Carthaginians, Iberians, Thracians, and in some respects the Greeks themselves.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbarian in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbarian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of barbarian in a Sentence

  1. Arnold J. Toynbee:

    History teaches us that when a barbarian race confronts a sleeping culture, the barbarian always wins.

  2. George Bernard Shaw, "Ceasar and Cleopatra":

    Pardon him, Theodotus: he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.

  3. Simms:

    The true law of the race is progress and development. Whatever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Violence is the tool of the barbarian; aggression is the method of the primitive; bloodshed is the way of the savage; cruelty is the manner of the brutish! To be called as a ‘civilised,’ man must be peaceable!

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