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barbarity
American English: /ˌbɑrˈbɛrədi/
British English: /bɑːˈbarɪti/

Translation of barbarity in Spanish:

noun plural barbarities

uncountable and countable
  • 1 (brutality) the barbarities of the regime
    las atrocidades del régimen
    Example sentences
    • Ghastly and horrendous as it was, the sustained massacres, barbarities and cruelties committed on the Hindus that lasted off and on for almost a millennium were of an even larger magnitude.
    • Many regarded the cruelties and barbarities of communist regimes as inherent in communism.
    • At a time when the world is numbed with barbarities and deceits, Fanon, with his passionate anger, needs to be rediscovered.
  • 2 (lack of cultivation)
    Example sentences
    • They believe there is a war between right and wrong, faith and falsehood, civilisation and barbarity and that all tactics are justified in the last-ditch struggle to defend what they believe in.
    • Without the culture of the Public Service, there will only be barbarity in this place.
    • Culturally, Constance Garnett helped to dispel the image of barbarity with her translations of Tolstoy and other leading Russian writers.
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