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The word 'barbarian' often implies negativity, suggesting wildness or lack of civilization. SlideThe movie portrayed the invading force as ruthless barbarians.
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Often HistoricalPlay
Use 'barbarian' to refer to historical groups seen as uncivilized, not modern people. SlideHistorians study the customs of barbarian tribes from long ago.
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Avoid using 'barbarian' to insult someone; it can be seen as offensive. SlideDon't call someone a barbarian just because they're rude.