Etymology
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barbarity (n.)

1560s, "want of civilization," from Latin barbarus (see barbarian (n.)) + -ity. Meaning "savage cruelty, inhuman conduct" is recorded from 1680s.

updated on March 30, 2017

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Definitions of barbarity from WordNet

barbarity (n.)
the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane;
Synonyms: atrocity / atrociousness / barbarousness / heinousness
barbarity (n.)
a brutal barbarous savage act;
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