Pronunciation: (bär'bur-us),[key] —adj. 1. uncivilized; wild; savage; crude.
2. savagely cruel or harsh: The prisoners of war were given barbarous treatment. 3. full of harsh sounds; noisy; discordant: an evening of wild and barbarous music. 4. not conforming to classical standards or accepted usage, as language.
5. foreign; alien.
6. (among ancient Greeks) designating a person or thing of non-Greek origin.