barbarity

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

Definition of barbarity

plural

barbarities

  1. 1 :  barbarism

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

Examples of barbarity in a sentence

  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


BARBARITY Defined for English Language Learners

barbarity

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

Definition of barbarity for English Language Learners

  • : extreme cruelty : a very cruel and violent quality

  • : a cruel act



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