What does the word barbarism mean?

Usage examples for barbarism

  1. The Times perceived in " the Celtic twilight" a " slovenly old barbarism." – Irish Nationality by Alice Stopford Green
  2. I think plants in a ward are a barbarism, for as they are always arranged on the table by the door, it is again obvious that they are intended only to minister to the eye of the visitor, that race of gods. – A Diary Without Dates by Enid Bagnold
  3. The Boy sat devising schemes to prevent the barbarism should it come to that. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)