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 for barbarian
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barbarian \Bar*ba"ri*an\, n. [See Barbarous.]
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     1. A foreigner. [Historical]
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              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.
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     2. A man in a rude, savage, or uncivilized state.
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     3. A person destitute of culture. --M. Arnold.
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     4. A cruel, savage, brutal man; one destitute of pity or
        humanity. "Thou fell barbarian." --Philips.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Barbarian \Bar*ba"ri*an\, a.
     Of, or pertaining to, or resembling, barbarians; rude;
     uncivilized; barbarous; as, barbarian governments or nations.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: without civilizing influences; "barbarian invaders";
             "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is
             crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are
             efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes" [syn:
             barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized,
             uncivilised, wild]
      n 1: a member of an uncivilized people [syn: savage,
      2: a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
         [syn: peasant, barbarian, boor, churl, Goth,
         tyke, tike]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  108 Moby Thesaurus words for "barbarian":
     Goth, Gothic, Neanderthal, Uitlander, alien, animal,
     anthropophagite, backward, barbaric, barbarous, beast, bestial,
     bloodthirsty, boor, boorish, brutal, brute, brutish, cannibal,
     churl, churlish, clod, coarse, crude, cruel, deracine, destroyer,
     displaced person, emigre, exile, exotic, exterior, external,
     extraneous, extraterrestrial, extrinsic, ferocious, foreign,
     foreign devil, foreign-born, foreigner, graceless, gringo,
     heathenish, hooligan, hyena, ignoramus, ill-bred, ill-mannered,
     impolite, inhuman, insensitive, intrusive, lout, loutish, lowbrow,
     man-eater, nihilist, noncivilized, oaf, oafish, outland, outlander,
     outlandish, outlaw, outside, outsider, philistine, primitive,
     refugee, rough, rough-and-ready, rude, ruffian, savage, shark,
     skinhead, strange, stranger, tasteless, the Wandering Jew, tiger,
     tough, tramontane, troglodyte, troglodytic, ulterior, ultramontane,
     uncivil, uncivilized, uncombed, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured,
     unearthly, unkempt, unlicked, unpolished, unrefined, untamed,
     vandal, vandalic, vulgar, wanderer, wild, wild man, wrecker,

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a Greek word used in the New Testament (Rom. 1:14) to denote one
     of another nation. In Col. 3:11, the word more definitely
     designates those nations of the Roman empire that did not speak
     Greek. In 1 Cor. 14:11, it simply refers to one speaking a
     different language. The inhabitants of Malta are so called (Acts
     28:1,2, 4). They were originally a Carthaginian colony. This
     word nowhere in Scripture bears the meaning it does in modern

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