Barbarous vs Inhumane - What's the difference?

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Barbarous is a related term of inhumane.


As adjectives the difference between barbarous and inhumane

is that barbarous is not classical or pure while inhumane is lacking pity or compassion for misery and suffering; cruel, unkind, not humane.

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

    inhumane

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • lacking pity or compassion for misery and suffering; cruel, unkind, not humane.
  • Antonyms

    * humane ----