Dictionary.com

barbarity

[ bahr-bar-i-tee ]
/ bɑrˈbær ɪ ti /
Save This Word!

noun, plural bar·bar·i·ties.
brutal or inhuman conduct; cruelty.
an act or instance of cruelty or inhumanity.
crudity of style, taste, expression, etc.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of barbarity

1560–70; <Latin barbar(us) (see barbarous) + -ity

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH barbarity

barbarism, barbarity
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use barbarity in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for barbarity

barbarity
/ (bɑːˈbærɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
the state or condition of being barbaric or barbarous
a brutal or vicious act
a crude or unsophisticated quality, style, expression, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK