2. Hoodlum, roughneck: Young barbarians have defaced public buildings throughout the city.
3. Anti-intellectual, lowbrow, illiterate: The barbarian in the audience jeered the composer's new work.
The tribal dance was a spectacle of barbaric splendor.2. Coarse, uncouth, crude, ill-mannered, vulgar, rude: Charley's behavior with the guests was barbaric and embarrassing.
2. The use of words or forms felt to be incorrect or nonstandard; a specific word or form so used: Using the word "ain't" is considered a barbarism.
2. Coarse, crude, vulgar: The letter of complaint was written in barbarous English.
Shelby's friend, who was an English teacher, constantly commented about the barbarous language written by some of her pupils.
"Really, they are little barbarians whose previous years of schooling did nothing to tame their barbaric ways; they often use such barbarisms as 'Yo' instead of calling the person by name."
2. Of, like, or befitting barbarians: "a barbaric empire; barbaric practices".
3. Marked by crudeness or lack of restraint in taste, style, or manner; such as, "barbaric decorations".
2. Coarse, uncouth, crude, ill-mannered, vulgar, rude, unpolished, uncivilized: "His behavior to the guests was barbaric and embarrassing."