Definitions for: Barbarity


[n] a brutal barbarous savage act
[n] the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: atrociousness, atrocity, barbarism, barbarousness, brutality, heinousness, savagery

See Also: atrocity, inhumaneness, inhumanity, inhumanity

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