s) KEY ADJECTIVE:
- Primitive in culture and customs; uncivilized.
- Lacking refinement or culture; coarse.
- Characterized by savagery; very cruel. See Synonyms at cruel.
- Marked by the use or occurrence of barbarisms in spoken or written language.
From Latin barbarus
, from Greek barbaros
, non-Greek, foreign
; see barbarismOTHER FORMS:barba·rous·ly(Adverb)