Examples of barbarity in a Sentence
The barbarity of the attack was horrifying.
The photos vividly capture the war's barbarity.
He is accused of inflicting unimaginable barbarities on his own people.
Recent Examples of barbarity from the Web
Just two weeks after the march, on September 15, white folk answered back with unimaginable barbarity.
So to bring this meditation on ways to show respect to others to a close, thank you for reading the spewings of an overly concerned citizen trying to keep modern society from rolling into the gutter of barbarity.
Although there are scenes of shocking cruelty, mostly involving Law’s character, Ritchie always pulls his camera away at the bloodiest moments, rending the PG-13 barbarity more theoretical.
That event drew short-lived international attention as a stark example of the group’s barbarity.
This is not a step toward civilization, but a step back to the barbarity of intervening in personal affairs.
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First Known Use of barbarity
Synonymsatrociousness, atrocity, cruelty, barbarousness, brutality, cruelness, fiendishness, heartlessness, inhumanity, inhumanness, sadism, savageness, savagery, truculence, viciousness, wantonness
Antonymsbenignity, compassion, good-heartedness, humaneness, humanity, kindheartedness, kindness, sympathy, tenderheartedness
Related Wordshard-heartedness, mercilessness, pitilessness, ruthlessness, unfeelingness; fellness, ferociousness, ferocity, fierceness, grimness; bloodlust, bloodthirstiness, murderousness, sanguineness, sanguinity; cattiness, despitefulness, hatefulness, malevolence, maliciousness, malignity, meanness, nastiness, spitefulness; hardhandedness, harshness, heavy-handedness, oppressiveness
Near Antonymstenderness, warmheartedness, warmness, warmth; charitableness, clemency, leniency, mercifulness, mercy, pity
BARBARITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of barbarity for English Language Learners
: extreme cruelty : a very cruel and violent quality
: a cruel act
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