Definition of barbarity in English:


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Pronunciation: /bɑːˈbarɪti

noun (plural barbarities)

[mass noun]
  • 2Absence of culture and civilization: beyond the Empire lay barbarity
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    • There has been a great deal of uninformed comment about how this work resurrects the medievalism - that is, supposedly, the barbarity - of Passion plays, but I wonder how many of these critics have actually seen a medieval Passion play.
    • These women's voices were often mediated by male authorities who shaped their stories in ways that supported colonial endeavours and reinforced an opposition between ideas of pure female virtue and native barbarity.
    • He was troubled by the barbarity of manners on the frontier.

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