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    Варварский. Barbaric значит грубый, нецивилизованный, дикий в стиле или в манере поведения. Для древних римлян любой неримлянин выглядел варваром и с XV в. это слово стали применять к традициям, языку и культуре тех народов, которые считались отсталыми и дикими. Сейчас это слово практически всегда употребляется по отношению к тяжким преступлениям, таким как убийство, изнасилование, а также к хулиганским выходкам футбольных фанатов.

    Until fairly recently Italians were happy to consider kidnapping a barbaric Sardinian custom. — До относительно недавнего времени итальянцы наивно полагали, что похищение людей — это варварский обычай, характерный только для Сардинии.

    Barbarous часто используют взамен barbaric, но это более сильное слово, подчёркивающее жестокость и силу:

    He treated her barbarously. — Он обращался с ней очень жестоко.

    Обратите внимание на ударение: barbaric, но barbarous.

    English-Russian dictionary of expressions > barbaric, barbarous

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  • barbaric, barbarous —    Barbaric, properly used, emphasizes crudity and a lack of civilizing influence. A sharpened stick might be considered a barbaric implement of war. Barbarous stresses cruelty and harshness and usually contains at least a hint of moral… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • barbaric, barbarous —    Barbaric, properly used, emphasizes crudity and a lack of civilizing influence. A sharpened stick might be considered a barbaric implement of war. Barbarous stresses cruelty and harshness and usually contains at least a hint of moral… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • barbaric, barbarous — These words are closely related to each other and to such terms as barbarian, barbarism, and barbarity. Both barbaric and barbarous are adjectives meaning uncivilized, primitive, without civilizing influences. Barbaric is occasionally used in a… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • barbarous — barbarian, barbaric, barbarous 1. These words had their origins in people s ideas about foreign languages. The Greek word barbaros, ‘barbarian’, which is the ultimate source of all these words, meant someone who spoke words sounding like ba ba.… …   Modern English usage

  • barbaric — barbarian, barbaric, barbarous 1. These words had their origins in people s ideas about foreign languages. The Greek word barbaros, ‘barbarian’, which is the ultimate source of all these words, meant someone who spoke words sounding like ba ba.… …   Modern English usage

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  • barbaric —  , barbarous  Barbaric, properly used, emphasizes crudity and a lack of civilizing influence. A sharpened stick might be considered a barbaric implement of war. Barbarous stresses cruelty and harshness and usually contains at least a hint of moral …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Barbaric — Bar*bar ic (b[aum]r*b[a^]r [i^]k), a. [L. barbaricus foreign, barbaric, Gr. barbariko s.] 1. Of, or from, barbarian nations; foreign; often with reference to barbarous nations of east. Barbaric pearl and gold. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Barbarous — Bar ba*rous, a. [L. barbarus, Gr. ba rbaros, strange, foreign; later, slavish, rude, ignorant; akin to L. balbus stammering, Skr. barbara stammering, outlandish. Cf. {Brave}, a.] 1. Being in the state of a barbarian; uncivilized; rude; peopled… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barbaric — *barbarian, savage, barbarous Analogous words: *showy, ostentatious: florid, *ornate, flamboyant: *gaudy, garish, flashy, meretricious Antonyms: restrained: refined: subdued …   New Dictionary of Synonyms