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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

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
Georges Clemenceau

The missile that downed the Malaysian plane, they say, is a Russian-made missile. But the weapons that are used in the barbarism in the barbaric act against the Palestinians were made by the West, and nobody is blaming them. Nobody talks about it; not even the U.N. Security Council can pass a resolution against Israel!
Yahya Jammeh

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

If everyone howled at every injustice, every act of barbarism, every act of unkindness, then we would be taking the first step towards a real humanity.
Nelson DeMille

You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism. I tell you the division is a thread, a sheet of glass. A touch here, a push there, and you bring back the reign of Saturn.
John Buchan
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Barbarism Translations

barbarism in Spanish is barbarismo
barbarism in Swedish is barbarismen
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