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barbarismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈbɑː.bə.rɪ.zəm/  us   /ˈbɑːr.bɚ.ɪ-/
extremelycruel and ​unpleasantbehaviour: He ​witnessed some ​appallingacts of barbarism during the ​war.
(Definition of barbarism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “barbarism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 野蛮行径, 暴虐行径, 粗俗行为…
in Chinese (Traditional) 野蠻行徑, 暴虐行徑, 粗俗行為…
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