Examples of barbarism in a Sentence
The barbarism of his dictatorship cannot be ignored.
Such barbarisms cannot be tolerated.
Recent Examples of barbarism from the Web
The director, Niki Caro, handsomely adapted Diane Ackerman’s 2007 nonfiction best seller, but the suffering of fugitives feels tame as the film avoids graphic depictions of Nazi barbarism, Stephen Holden wrote in The New York Times.
After Till was abducted, beaten, and mutilated by two white men, his mother insisted on an open casket at her son’s funeral to show the barbarism of his killing.
Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: Barbarism will deliver you no glory -- piety to evil will bring you no dignity.
Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear -- barbarism will deliver you no glory.
Religious leaders must make this absolutely clear: Barbarism will deliver you no glory - piety to evil will bring you no dignity.
The rush of executions is notable not only for its barbarism but also for its contrast to prevailing thinking about capital punishment.
The Film Division produced newsreels intended to rally support by showing images in movie theaters that emphasized the heroism of the Allies and the barbarism of the Germans.
This book is unsparing in its depictions of barbarism.
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First Known Use of barbarism
BARBARISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of barbarism for English Language Learners
: cruel and violent behavior
: very rude behavior
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