What is the antonym of “barbarious”?
The antonym of barbarious are civilized, cultured, and refined. These antonyms describe a state of being polite, well-mannered, and sophisticated.
Brief Definitions of the Antonym(s)
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Polite, well-mannered, and cultured.
The people of this country are known for their civilized behavior and hospitality.
Characterized by refined taste and manners; educated, sophisticated.
She is a cultured person who enjoys art, music, and literature.
Polished, elegant, and well-bred; showing good taste and manners.
The restaurant's decor and ambiance were refined and luxurious.
How are these antonyms different from each other?
- 1Civilized refers to being polite and well-mannered in social interactions.
- 2Cultured implies a high level of education and sophistication in arts, literature, and music.
- 3Refined suggests elegance, good taste, and manners in personal style, behavior, and surroundings.
Good things to know
- 1Social Interactions: Use these antonyms to describe people's behavior and manners in social situations.
- 2Personal Style: Use refined to describe someone's personal style and taste.
- 3Education and Arts: Use cultured to describe someone's knowledge and appreciation of arts and literature.