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Negative EmotionPlay
Words like 'barbaric' carry strong negative feelings and should be used carefully. SlideHe received a barbaric sentence that shocked the community.
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Emphasis on CrueltyPlay
'Barbaric' is often used to stress the extreme cruelty or inhumanity of an action. SlideThe movie depicted the barbaric nature of the conflict.
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Not for Mild BadnessPlay
Do not use 'barbaric' for mild forms of bad behavior; it is reserved for extreme cases. SlideThe barbaric conditions in the prison were deplorable.