barbarous
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈbɑː(ɹ)bəɹəs/
Adjective

barbarous

  1. (said of language) Not classical or pure.
  2. uncivilized, uncultured
  3. Like a barbarian, especially in sound; noisy, dissonant.
    I did but prompt the age to quit their cloggs
    By the known rules of antient libertie,
    When strait a barbarous noise environs me
    Of Owles and Cuckoes, Asses, Apes and Doggs - I did but prompt the age to quit their cloggs, John Milton (1673)
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