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Definition of barbaric adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


/bɑrˈbærɪk; bɑrˈbɛrɪk/ barbaric pronunciation American
1 cruel and violent, and not as expected from people who are educated and respect each othera barbaric act/custom/ritualThe way these animals are killed is barbaric.2 connected with barbarians barbarically
/bɑrˈbærɪkli/ barbarically pronunciation American
/bɑrˈbɛrɪkli/ barbarically pronunciation American
adverbThese prisoners have been treated barbarically.