barbarism barbarism  /ˈbɑr bə ˌrɪ zəm/


  • (n) a brutal barbarous savage act



  1. These multiple forms of barbarism gave shape in 1938 to an issue over which men may again, perhaps soon, shed blood: the issue of civilized liberty v.
  2. Al-Qaeda always invents some excuse, some historical injury to justify its barbarism.
  3. Conditions in this world are not visibly much different from barbarism.


  • Woman Records Enraged Homophobes on Subway, Enraging Them Further

    Pride Day was a particularly rough day for a couple of homophobes on a Queens-bound F train. According to a woman who recorded some of their barbarism, the men told a group of gay teens that they " made them want to puke and that they would be killed if they were in Iran. The first assailant then threatened to rape them."
    on July 3, 2013     Source: New York Magazine


  1. "The barbarism perpetrated on March 11, 2004, has left a deep imprint of pain on our collective memory, an imprint that stays with us as a homage to the victims," said Zapatero.
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero Source: USA Today

  2. "This is outright barbarism," Iqbal Haider, secretary-general of the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, said after viewing the video. "Whosoever has committed this, whether they are Taliban or anybody else or any Afghan or Al...
    on Apr 20, 2007 By: Allama Iqbal Source: FOXNews

  3. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Shaun Woodward condemned the shooting as an "act of criminal barbarism", while Northern Ireland's First Minister and Democratic Unionist Party leader Peter Robinson said he was postponing a trip to the...
    on Mar 8, 2009 By: Peter Robinson Source: WalesOnline

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