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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bar·bar·i·an /bɑrˈbɛriən, ˈbær-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bar·ba·ri·an n.
 1. A foreigner. [Historical]
    Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.   --1 Cor. xiv. 11.
 2. A man in a rude, savage, or uncivilized state.
 3. A person destitute of culture.
 4. A cruel, savage, brutal man; one destitute of pity or humanity. “Thou fell barbarian.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bar·ba·ri·an, a. Of, or pertaining to, or resembling, barbarians; rude; uncivilized; barbarous; as, barbarian governments or nations.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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" [syn: barbaric,
             savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild]
      n 1: a member of an uncivilized people [syn: savage]
      2: a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or
         refinement [syn: peasant, boor, churl, Goth, tyke,

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    a Greek word used in the New Testament (Rom. 1:14) to denote one
    of another nation. In Col. 3:11, the word more definitely
    designates those nations of the Roman empire that did not speak
    Greek. In 1 Cor. 14:11, it simply refers to one speaking a
    different language. The inhabitants of Malta are so called (Acts
    28:1,2, 4). They were originally a Carthaginian colony. This
    word nowhere in Scripture bears the meaning it does in modern