ETYM Latin barbarus, Greek barbaros, strange, foreign; later, slavish, rude, ignorant; akin to Latin balbus stammering, Skr. barbara stammering, outlandish. Related to Brave.
1. Primitive in customs and culture.
2. (Of persons or their actions) Able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; SYN. brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious.
ETYM French cruel, from Latin crudelis, from crudus. Related to Crude.
Lacking or showing kindness or compassion or mercy; SYN. unkind.
ETYM Latin ferox, -ocis, fierce: cf. French féroce. Related to Ferocity.
Marked by extreme and violent energy; SYN. fierce, furious, savage.
Shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; SYN. grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre.
ETYM Latin sanguinarius, from sanguis blood: cf. French sanguinaire.
1. Attended with much bloodshed; bloody; murderous.
2. Bloody; bloodthirsty; causing bloodshed.
ETYM French sauvage, Old Fren. salvage, from Latin silvaticus belonging to a wood, wild, from silva a wood. Related to Silvan, Sylvatic.
1. Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; nature; wild.
2. Wild; untamed; uncultivated.
3. Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude.
4. Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal.
In a barbarous manner.
1. In a cruel manner.
2. Under cruel circumstances.
In a physically fierce manner; SYN. fiercely.
Frightening; grisly, gruesome; terrible; shocking; dreadful; deathly pale