barbarously

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

barbarous +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

barbarously (comparative more barbarously, superlative most barbarously)

  1. In a barbarous manner.
    • 1831, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Romance and Reality, volume 3, page 54:
      However, he comforted himself by giving very particular accounts of how his mistress had been barbarously murdered by banditti; and the good city talked incessantly of the murder, till set right next day by the greater marvel of the escape.