Meaning of “barbarism” in the English Dictionary

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"barbarism" in British English

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barbarismnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbɑː.bə.rɪ.zəm/ us /ˈbɑːr.bɚ.ɪ.zəm/

extremely cruel and unpleasant behaviour:

He witnessed some appalling acts of barbarism during the war.

(Definition of “barbarism” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)