As adjectives the difference between barbarous and uncivilized
is that barbarous
is not classical or pure while uncivilized
is crude, barbarous, wild, uncultured.
* (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)
Crude, barbarous, wild, uncultured.
Used to describe people who display a marked lack of manners as defined by a given culture.
Used to describe behaviours deemed savage or inappropriate.