What does barbarism mean?

barbarism meaning in General Dictionary

An uncivilized condition or problem rudeness of manners lack of knowledge of arts mastering and literary works barbarousness

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  • an intense barbarous savage act
  • An uncivilized state or condition; rudeness of ways; lack of knowledge of arts, mastering, and literature; barbarousness.
  • A barbarous, cruel, or intense activity; an outrage.
  • An offense against purity of style or language; any style of message unlike the pure idioms of a certain language. See Solecism.

barbarism meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., "uncivilized or rude nature," from French barbarisme (13c.), from Latin barbarismus, from Greek barbarismos "foreign address," from barbarizein "doing as a foreigner does" (see barbarian). Just of speech in Greek, Latin, and French; feeling extended in English to "uncivilized condition."


barbarism meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) An uncivilized condition or problem; rudeness of ways; lack of knowledge of arts, discovering, and literary works; barbarousness.

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  • (letter.) A barbarous, harsh, or intense action; an outrage.

Sentence Examples with the word barbarism

These legends show how closely the heroine is associated with the cult of Artemis, and with the human sacrifices which accompanied it in older times before the Hellenic spirit had modified the barbarism of this borrowed religion.

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