Barbarity
Barbarity Bar*bar"i*ty, n.; pl. {Barbarities}. [From {Barbarous}.] 1. The state or manner of a barbarian; lack of civilization. [1913 Webster]

2. Cruelty; ferociousness; inhumanity. [1913 Webster]

Treating Christians with a barbarity which would have shocked the very Moslem. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. A barbarous or cruel act. [1913 Webster]

4. Barbarism; impurity of speech. [Obs.] --Swift. [1913 Webster]


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