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showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint

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(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

primitive in customs and culture

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A true and just Account of one Francis Cooper of Hocstow near Shrewsbury, who was a Miller's Servant, and kept company with one Anne Nichols for the space of two years, who then proved to be with Child by him, and being urged by her father to marry her he most wickedly and barbarously murdered her.
These latter-day iconoclasts quite barbarously removed the Christ Child from the arms of the Holy Mother.
as Hushpuppy barbarously cracks open a crab to suck meat straight from the shell.
why the venerable, pious, old scribe Eleazar and his worthy, pious wife with their seven sons were so inhumanly and barbarously treated by the terrible godless wolf of a man, Antiochus, and were tortured, roasted, killed, and murdered.
You are the most barbarously ignorant young person I ever saw.
The night, though mid-July, was barbarously cold, the wind sharp and icy.
ONE could be forgiven for wondering why millions of pounds a day are been spent by the British government on the bombardment of Libya whilst the equally beleaguered people of Syria are left to flee from the barbarously repressive actions of their own government.
With great regret it was stressed that Azerbaijan's cultural and historical monuments are barbarously razed to the ground in the occupied territories and the homeland of Azerbaijani Mugam - Shusha is still under occupation.
We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.
Turkey, which attacked us barbarously and, with the power of its arms, occupied 37 per cent of our territory -- with the tolerance of the so-called 'civilised' world - to implement its unholy plans, first to annex our occupied territories and then the whole of Cyprus," he said.
These past few years, the diggings on Kale are being carried out barbarously in order to erase the traces from Albanian culture from the time of the Dardanians.
Edward Dent derided Purcell's opera as "a barbarously mutilated version" of Shakespeare's comedy.
One of the settlers caught as a receiver of stolen goods was a Matthew Kearns who, 'Cruelly and barbarously Conspired (Aided therein by his own Son and Brother) to Murder one of those Men who had .
40) But the final sentences of the essay suggest a New World nobility that segues into his next chapter, "Of the Cannibales," in which the literal cannibalism of Brazilians is preferable to the metaphorical cannibalism of the conquistadores--in which, in effect, so-called barbarians are more civilized than Westerners who act barbarously.
The prospect did not move me to fear; yet when I thought of my beloved Elizabeth,--of her tears and endless sorrow, when she should find her lover so barbarously snatched from her,--tears, the first I had shed for many months, streamed from my eyes, and I resolved not to fall before my enemy without a bitter struggle.