barbarity

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

Definition of barbarity

plural barbarities
1 : barbarism
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.

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First Known Use of barbarity

1566


BARBARITY Defined for English Language Learners

barbarity

noun

Definition of barbarity for English Language Learners

  • : extreme cruelty : a very cruel and violent quality

  • : a cruel act



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