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English definition of “barbarism”

barbarism

noun [U]     /ˈbɑː.bə.rɪ.zəm/ US  /ˈbɑːr.bɚ.ɪ-/
extremely cruel and unpleasant behaviour: He witnessed some appalling acts of barbarism during the war.Unkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressiveTreating people or animals badlyInsults and abuse
(Definition of barbarism noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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