Bar*bar"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Barbarities (#). [From Barbarous.]

The state or manner of a barbarian; lack of civilization.

2.

Cruelty; ferociousness; inhumanity.

Treating Christians with a barbarity which would have shocked the very Moslem. Macaulay.

3.

A barbarous or cruel act.

4.

Barbarism; impurity of speech.

[Obs.]

Swift.

 

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