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barbarity

noun [C or U] uk   /bɑːˈbær.ə.ti/ us    /bɑːrˈbær.ə.t̬i/
behaviour that is very cruel, or a very cruel act: This barbarity must cease! The dictatorship has been responsible for countless barbarities.
Translations of “barbarity”
in Chinese (Traditional) 野蠻的, 暴虐的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 野蛮的, 暴虐的…
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