Grievous is a related term of barbarous.
As adjectives the difference between grievous and barbarous
is that grievous
is causing grief, pain or sorrow while barbarous
is not classical or pure.
* greuous (obsolete)
* grievious (less common outside dialects)
Causing grief, pain or sorrow.
* 1883 ,
Serious, grave, dire or dangerous.
- As for the captain, his wounds were grievous indeed but not dangerous.
* See also
* (obsolete) barbarouse
Not classical or pure.
Like a barbarian, especially in sound; noisy, dissonant.
- I did but prompt the age to quit their cloggs
- By the known rules of antient libertie,
- When strait a barbarous noise environs me
- Of Owles and Cuckoes, Asses, Apes and Doggs - (1673)