noun, plural bar·bar·i·ties.
Can be confusedbarbarism barbarity
Examples from the Web for 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|Michael Daly|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The two Chechen wars, fought in 1994-96 and 1999-2000, were almost unparalleled in their barbarity in the postwar era.
The humiliation of striped clothes he was spared; that barbarity had been done away with by law.Frank of Freedom Hill|Samuel A. Derieux
Now I cannot bear the barbarity of it; how can that unconscionable coachman talk so much bawdy to that lean horse?The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman|Laurence Sterne
This general distress must teach the lesson that even war has its limit of barbarity.In The Ranks|R. E. McBride
There was no kind of insolence, injustice and barbarity of which they were not guilty.The Choctaw Freedmen|Robert Elliott Flickinger
This spectacular exhibition of a brutal punishment seemed to me like a relic of barbarity.Ten years in the ranks, U.S. army|Augustus Meyers