barbarous barbarous  /ˈbɑr bə rəs/


  1. (adj) (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
  2. (adj) primitive in customs and culture



  1. When the technique works, even the most barbarous of characters may show a flicker of decency.
  2. Ghraib Prison is, even by Iraq's perversely high standards, a place with a barbarous history.
  3. The Cambodian revolution was as pure as an angel, but it was barbarous.


  1. 222 Years Of Gold, Wars, Inflation, Economies, And Presidents

    Whether as the basis for the monetary unit of a country, or in its role in comparison to the currency of other assets, the price of gold has long been a subject of great interest to both the scholar and the general public. MeasuringWorth has created a multi-century time series of the barbarous relic's USD price. From the penny, the crown, the rose ryal, the guinea and the sovereign coin, the ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  2. Stunning Images From China: Ten Thousand People Waiting In Line To Buy Gold

    Sometimes one must see to believe, in this case believe just how massive the raw demand for the shiny, barbarous relic is in China during times of relative monetary stability (in this case the Dragon Boat Festival) . Now assume runaway inflation as we saw in 2011 China, which may be unleashed by something as catalytic as the PBOC once again deciding to inject liquidity in its suffocating banking ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge


  1. "This barbarous act has no place among civilized people and shocks the conscience of all peace-loving nations. There is no cause that could ever justify this action," Rice said.
    on Mar 6, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Boston Globe

  2. "It is with a deep sense of pain and sorrow that I join families and friends in paying my homage to all those who fell victim to this most barbarous act of terrorism," Singh said in his statement. "No religion, faith, or cause can justify...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "The immense emotion and indignation that gripped the American people in the aftermath of these barbarous actions were felt throughout the entire world," Sarkozy wrote.
    on Sep 11, 2007 By: Nicolas Sarkozy Source: Guardian Unlimited

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