(||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
(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.
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
(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.Macaulay.
3. A barbarous or cruel act.
4. Barbarism; impurity of speech. [Obs.] Swift.