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Definition of Barbarism

Barbarism

  1. An uncivilized state or condition; rudeness of manners; ignorance of arts, learning, and literature; barbarousness.
  2. A barbarous, cruel, or brutal action; an outrage.
  3. An offense against purity of style or language; any form of speech contrary to the pure idioms of a particular language. See Solecism.

Barbarism Quotations

All places where women are excluded tend downward to barbarism; but the moment she is introduced, there come in with her courtesy, cleanliness, sobriety, and order.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Oscar Wilde

Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being brought about by the natural course of things.
Adam Smith

From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step.
Denis Diderot

I would suggest that barbarism be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances.
Simone Weil
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Barbarism Translations

barbarism in Spanish is barbarismo
barbarism in Swedish is barbarismen
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