Barbarian vs Fiend - What's the difference?

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Barbarian is a related term of fiend.

As a verb barbarian

is .

As a noun fiend is

(obsolete) an enemy, unfriend, or foe.



  • Relating to people, countries or customs perceived as uncivilized or inferior.
  • Synonyms

    * barbaric * barbarous


    (en noun)
  • An uncivilized or uncultured person, originally compared to the hellenistic Greco-Roman civilisation; often associated with fighting or other such shows of strength.
  • (derogatory) Someone from a developing country or backward culture.
  • A warrior, clad in fur or leather, associated with sword and sorcery stories.
  • (derogatory) A person destitute of culture; a Philistine.
  • A cruel, savage, brutal person; one without pity or humanity.
  • * Philips
  • Thou fell barbarian .



    Alternative forms

    * (l)


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An enemy, unfriend, or foe.
  • (religious, archaic) The enemy of mankind, specifically, the Devil; Satan.
  • * 1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p. 35:
  • At the confirmation ceremony the bishop would lay his hands on the child and tie around its forehead a linen band […]. This was believed to strengthen him against the assaults of the fiend […].
  • A devil or demon; a malignant or diabolical being; an evil spirit.
  • * 1845 , E.A. Poe, "The Raven"
  • "Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend! "
  • A very evil person
  • (informal) An addict or fanatic
  • a jazz fiend

    Derived terms

    * fienddom/fiendom * fiendful * fiendhood * fiendish * fiendkin * fiendlike * fiendling * fiendly * fiendness * fiendship * dope fiend


    * monster


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