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barbarity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barbarity  \Bar*bar"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Barbarities}.  [From 
  {Barbarous}.] 
  The  state  or  manner  of  a  barbarian;  lack  of  civilization. 
 
  2.  Cruelty;  ferociousness;  inhumanity. 
 
  Treating  Christians  with  a  barbarity  which  would 
  have  shocked  the  very  Moslem.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  A  barbarous  or  cruel  act 
 
  4.  Barbarism;  impurity  of  speech.  [Obs.]  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barbarity 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  shockingly  cruel  and  inhumane  [syn:  {atrocity}, 
  {atrociousness},  {barbarousness},  {heinousness}] 
  2:  a  brutal  barbarous  savage  act  [syn:  {brutality},  {barbarism}, 
  {savagery}] 




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