Meaning of barbarous
Pronunciation: (bär'bur-us), [key]
- uncivilized; wild; savage; crude.
- savagely cruel or harsh: The prisoners of war were given barbarous treatment.
- full of harsh sounds; noisy; discordant: an evening of wild and barbarous music.
- not conforming to classical standards or accepted usage, as language.
- foreign; alien.
- (among ancient Greeks) designating a person or thing of non-Greek origin.
- barbarous (Thesaurus)