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

 bar·ba·rous /ˈbɑrb(ə)rəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bar·ba·rous a.
 1. Being in the state of a barbarian; uncivilized; rude; peopled with barbarians; as, a barbarous people; a barbarous country.
 2. Foreign; adapted to a barbaric taste. [Obs.]
    Barbarous gold.   --Dryden.
 3. Cruel; ferocious; inhuman; merciless.
    By their barbarous usage he died within a few days, to the grief of all that knew him.   --Clarendon.
 4. Contrary to the pure idioms of a language.
    A barbarous expression   --G. Campbell.
 Syn: -- Uncivilized; unlettered; uncultivated; untutored; ignorant; merciless; brutal. See Ferocious.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict
             pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal
             beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod
             treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious
             kicks" [syn: brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage,
      2: primitive in customs and culture