- brutal or inhuman conduct; cruelty.
- an act or instance of cruelty or inhumanity.
- crudity of style, taste, expression, etc.
Origin of barbarity
Examples from the Web for barbarity
Contemporary Examples of barbarity
As they now live out their wildest dreams, their barbarity has cost the U.S. far more.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
The two Chechen wars, fought in 1994-96 and 1999-2000, were almost unparalleled in their barbarity in the postwar era.Women Who Blow Themselves Up
March 30, 2010
Historical Examples of barbarity
Their plan exhibits the barbarity of the age and the sensuality of the king.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
It would do more than anything to put an end to that barbarity.Questionable Shapes
William Dean Howells
He had now an opportunity to display his infamy and barbarity.Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete
Their very children are not exempted from these acts of barbarity.Perils and Captivity
Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
But, unhappily, these deeds of barbarity were not left to the vengeance of the law.
- the state or condition of being barbaric or barbarous
- a brutal or vicious act
- a crude or unsophisticated quality, style, expression, etc