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Meaning of BARBARITY

Pronunciation:  bâr'baritee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a brutal barbarous savage act
  2. [n]  the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane
 

BARBARITY is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: atrociousness, atrocity, barbarism, barbarousness, brutality, heinousness, savagery
 
 See Also: atrocity, inhumaneness, inhumanity, inhumanity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bar*bar"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Barbarities}. [From
{Barbarous}.]
The state or manner of a barbarian; lack of civilization.

2. Cruelty; ferociousness; inhumanity.

         Treating Christians with a barbarity which would
         have shocked the very Moslem.         --Macaulay.

3. A barbarous or cruel act.

4. Barbarism; impurity of speech. [Obs.] --Swift.

 
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