Barbarous vs Furious - What's the difference?

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Barbarous is a related term of furious.

As adjectives the difference between barbarous and furious

is that barbarous is not classical or pure while furious is transported with passion or fury; raging; violent.



Alternative forms

* (obsolete) barbarouse


(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




    (en adjective)
  • Transported with passion or fury; raging; violent.
  • * , chapter=22
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Not unnaturally, “Auntie” took this communication in bad part. Thus outraged, she showed herself to be a bold as well as a furious virago. Next day she found her way to their lodgings and tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head.}}
  • Rushing with impetuosity; moving with violence.
  • Derived terms

    * fast and furious * furiousness