Meaning of “barbarity” in the English Dictionary

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"barbarity" in British English

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barbaritynoun [ C or U ]

uk /bɑːˈbær.ə.ti/ us /bɑːrˈber.ə.t̬i/

behaviour that is very cruel, or a very cruel act:

This barbarity must cease!
The dictatorship has been responsible for countless barbarities.

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

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