Definition of Barbarism

1. Noun. A brutal barbarous savage act.

Exact synonyms: Barbarity, Brutality, Savagery
Generic synonyms: Atrocity, Inhumanity
Derivative terms: Barbaric, Savage



Definition of Barbarism

1. n. An uncivilized state or condition; rudeness of manners; ignorance of arts, learning, and literature; barbarousness.

Definition of Barbarism

1. Noun. A barbaric act. ¹

2. Noun. The condition of existing barbarically. ¹

3. Noun. An error in language use within a single word, such as a mispronunciation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Barbarism

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barbarism

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barbarian
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barbarisations
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barbarism (current term)
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Literary usage of Barbarism

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"It was not invariably barbarism and civilisation which were opposed when in the age of ... barbarism was often to be found on both sides and in rank plenty. ..."

2. Discourses on Architecture by Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1875)
"WHAT IS barbarism I WHAT IS ART? -WHAT ABE THE RELATIONS OF ART TO UTILIZATION 1 ... It needs no argument to show that barbarism, in the sense of cruelty, ..."

3. History of the City of Rome in the Middle Ages: Der Wendepunkt der Renaissance by Woldemar von Seidlitz, Ferdinand Gregorovius, Annie Hamilton (1903)
"At scarcely any other period could the barbarism of Rome have been equally great, and since the causes of this barbarism are clear, we can scarcely be ..."

4. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"The upper status of barbarism, in so far as it implies a knowledge of smelting iron, was never reached in aboriginal America. In u the Old World it is the ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... of the so-called barbarism of the thirteenth century is no by the works of Correggio. His first important work of art, for the glory of Florence, ..."

6. The Colloquies of Erasmus by Desiderius Erasmus, Edwin Johnson (1878)
"The CO NFL IC T between THALIA and barbarism. THALIA and her Companions, CALLIOPE and MELPOMENE; barbarism and her Companions. A. O Good God ! what Sort of ..."

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