(||Bar"ba*ra) n. [Coined by logicians.] (Logic) The first word in certain mnemonic lines which represent the various forms of the syllogism. It indicates a syllogism whose three propositions are universal affirmatives. Whately.

(Bar`ba*resque") a. Barbaric in form or style; as, barbaresque architecture. De Quincey.

(Bar*ba"ri*an) n. [See Barbarous.]

1. A foreigner. [Historical]

Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.
1 Cor. xiv. 11.

2. A man in a rude, savage, or uncivilized state.

3. A person destitute of culture. M. Arnold.

4. A cruel, savage, brutal man; one destitute of pity or humanity. "Thou fell barbarian." Philips.

(Bar*ba"ri*an), a. Of, or pertaining to, or resembling, barbarians; rude; uncivilized; barbarous; as, barbarian governments or nations.

(Bar*bar"ic) a. [L. barbaricus foreign, barbaric, Gr. barbariko`s.]

1. Of, or from, barbarian nations; foreign; — often with reference to barbarous nations of the east. "Barbaric pearl and gold." Milton.

2. Of or pertaining to, or resembling, an uncivilized person or people; barbarous; barbarian; destitute of refinement. "Wild, barbaric music." Sir W. Scott.

(Bar"ba*rism) n. [L. barbarismus, Gr. barbarismo`s; cf. F. barbarisme.]

1. An uncivilized state or condition; rudeness of manners; ignorance of arts, learning, and literature; barbarousness. Prescott.

2. A barbarous, cruel, or brutal action; an outrage.

A heinous barbarism . . . against the honor of marriage.

3. An offense against purity of style or language; any form of speech contrary to the pure idioms of a particular language. See Solecism.

The Greeks were the first that branded a foreign term in any of their writers with the odious name of barbarism.
G. Campbell.

(Bar*bar"i*ty) n.; pl. Barbarities [From Barbarous.]

1. The state or manner of a barbarian; lack of civilization.

2. Cruelty; ferociousness; inhumanity.

Treating Christians with a barbarity which would have shocked the very Moslem.

3. A barbarous or cruel act.

4. Barbarism; impurity of speech. [Obs.] Swift.

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