Translation of barbarous in Spanish:


bárbaro, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈbɑrbərəs/ /ˈbɑːb(ə)rəs/


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    (tribes/rites) bárbaro
    (accent/taste) basto
    • I don't think it needs to be described in that barbarous language, which has become infected by that awful poltroon, Foucault.
    • Lithuanian was considered to be a barbarous language, unworthy of religious use, so Polish was used for all official religious business.
    • Full of zesty barbarous language and wordplay, it reminds me of why Wilde is so revered.
    • In the ears of the new French lords and their clerks, English had a barbarous sound, and there followed an onslaught on the old vernacular.
    • For many people in England and elsewhere, the terms Anglo-English, England English, and English English are tautologous and barbarous.
    • But was it fair to call Africa barbarous and uncivilized, and to say that the slave traders were doing no harm by removing people from that continent?
    • Call me barbarous, call me ignorant, but at least I won't have this disturbing feeling that I'm helping someone make piles of money off whatever terrible event is unfolding at the moment.
    • Now suppose the Professor found the use of shells to be primitive and irrational - ‘a barbarous relic!’
    • He was repelled by the obscurity of its content and the barbarous style of the rather primitive version made by half-educated missionaries in the second century.
    • Justice Higgins argued in 1915 that conciliation and arbitration would provide a new ‘province of law and order’ to replace ‘the rude and barbarous process of strike and lockout’.
    • Or rather, did they strive to bring ‘civilization’ to the rude and barbarous peoples of the west and north?
    • The rites that he practised were of an uncouth, barbarous, and unusual nature.
    • ‘The more civilized his object, the more barbarous the worker,’ Marx wrote.
    • As late as 1787, the English agricultural traveller Arthur Young was astonished to find many regions of France still dominated by ‘the common barbarous course’ of the three-field system.
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    (punishment/captors) brutal
    • Yes it is brutal and barbarous - but I have so much respect for the bravery of heavyweight boxers.
    • Before Hitler's atrocities exposed the barbarous extremes of social engineering, eugenic views were regarded as radical visions of social reform.
    • It might be harder still for some of us who have known people of influence and respect, who participated in policies which we regard today as outdated, barbarous, cruel and racist.
    • I saw everything as a cruel, barbarous joke on me and I became cruel and barbarous so that I wouldn't be broken by it.
    • Acts of barbarous inhumanity are a grim reminder that, in the scheme of things, we are not much above wild animals.
    • Those who commit barbarous and inhuman acts are very far from the spirit of Islam.
    • Such things never appear to bother Albert, the consummate technician, who dissociates himself psychically from the violent, barbarous act.
    • But even then - I don't think many Barbeloids would disagree that fox hunting is a cruel, barbarous anachronism.
    • In imperial literature British rule meant law and British force signified the protection of the weak against a barbarous bully.
    • You non-vegetarians are barbarous murderers, but please stop hurting our feelings by challenging the wisdom of a vegetarian diet!
    • First, in order to be initiated, a person has to bind himself, by the most cruel and barbarous oaths, never to reveal any of Masonry's secrets.
    • Even today, Haitian occupation is portrayed as cruel and barbarous.
    • On the other side of the argument, people say that we have no right to kill foxes in the way that we do, and that fox-hunting is both cruel and barbarous.
    • It was so barbarous and inhumane that polite Romans did not talk about it.
    • ‘If we do have to take military action, we do so in the sure knowledge that we are removing one of the most barbarous and detestable regimes in modern political history,’ he said.
    • Just curious - can I call them barbarous savages now?
    • Fossey saw local Rwandan people as barbarous, and went to extreme lengths to protect the gorillas, even killing villagers' cattle and firing guns at them.
    • ‘These horrific and barbarous attacks on civilians overnight in Casablanca demonstrated a callous disregard for all human life, regardless of nationality,’ he said.