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barbarity

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noun bar·bar·i·ty \bär-ˈber-ə-tē, -ˈba-rə-\

Simple Definition of barbarity

  • : extreme cruelty : a very cruel and violent quality

  • : a cruel act

Full Definition of barbarity

plural bar·bar·i·ties

  1. 1 :  barbarism

  2. 2 a :  barbarous cruelty :  inhumanity b :  an act or instance of such cruelty

Examples of barbarity

  1. The barbarity of the attack was horrifying.

  2. The photos vividly capture the war's barbarity.

  3. He is accused of inflicting unimaginable barbarities on his own people.



Circa 1570

First Known Use of barbarity

circa 1570

Rhymes with barbarity



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