Barbarous vs Uncivilized - What's the difference?

barbarous | uncivilized |


As adjectives the difference between barbarous and uncivilized

is that barbarous is not classical or pure while uncivilized is crude, barbarous, wild, uncultured.

barbarous

English

Alternative forms

* (obsolete) barbarouse

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not classical or pure.
  • uncivilized, uncultured
  • 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)

    Derived terms

    * barbarously * barbarousness

    uncivilized

    English

    Alternative forms

    * uncivilised

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • 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.