Definition of barbaric adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    barbaric

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//bɑrˈbærɪk//
     
    , NAmE//bɑrˈbɛrɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1cruel and violent, and not as expected from people who are educated and respect each other a barbaric act/custom/ritual The way these animals are killed is barbaric.
  2. 2 connected with barbarians
barbarically
 
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NAmE//bɑrˈbærɪkli//
 
, NAmE//bɑrˈbɛrɪkli//
 
adverb These prisoners have been treated barbarically.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: barbaric