What does barbarity mean?

Definitions for barbarity
bɑrˈbær ɪ tibar·bar·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. atrocity, atrociousness, barbarity, barbarousness, heinousnessnoun

    the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane

  2. brutality, barbarity, barbarism, savagerynoun

    a brutal barbarous savage act


  1. barbaritynoun

    The state of being barbarous; brutality

  2. barbaritynoun

    A barbaric act

  3. barbaritynoun


  4. barbaritynoun

    A crude act

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Barbaritynoun

    Etymology: from barbarous.

    And they did treat him with all the rudeness, reproach, and barbarity imaginable. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    Next Petrarch followed, and in him we see
    What rhime improv’d in all its height, can be
    At best a pleasing sound, and sweet barbarity. Dryden.

    Latin often expresses that in one word, which either the barbarity or narrowness of modern tongues cannot supply in more. Dryden.

    Affected refinements, which ended by degrees in many barbarities, before the Goths had invaded Italy. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barbaritynoun

    the state or manner of a barbarian; lack of civilization

  2. Barbaritynoun

    cruelty; ferociousness; inhumanity

  3. Barbaritynoun

    a barbarous or cruel act

  4. Barbaritynoun

    barbarism; impurity of speech

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbarity in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of barbarity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of barbarity in a Sentence

  1. Elaine Pearson:

    The junta's barbarity and callous disregard for human life aims to chill the anti-coup protest movement, european Union member states, the United States, and other governments should show the junta that there will be a reckoning for its crimes.

  2. Andres Paez:

    The accusations are a barbarity, this is a government that has done exactly the opposite of what it offered to do eight and a half years ago.

  3. Laura Ingraham:

    Every day the barbarity of the Left’s COVID lockdowns and school closures becomes more apparent, the great global resetters who love to see us shut in and shut up were fine seeing our economy destroyed – and even turning kids into screaming zombies.

  4. Oumar Fomba:

    I feel bruised by this atrocious act, which cannot be justified. No nation, no human life deserves such criminal barbarity, i urge the Malian government to fight more fiercely against terrorism.

  5. Jose Maria Hernandez:

    This is a massacre. A barbarity. These police surrounded the house and burned it after my nephew refused to let them put snipers on the roof.

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