Barbarian vs Fiend - What's the difference?
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Barbarian is a related term of fiend.
As a verb barbarian
As a noun fiend is
(obsolete) an enemy, unfriend, or foe.
Relating to people, countries or customs perceived as uncivilized or inferior.
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.
- Thou fell barbarian .
(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:
A devil or demon; a malignant or diabolical being; an evil spirit.
* 1845 , E.A. Poe, "The Raven"
- 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 very evil person
(informal) An addict or fanatic
- "Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend! "
- a jazz fiend
* dope fiend