What does the word barbarity mean?

Usage examples for barbarity

  1. But from this ocean of ignorance, of barbarity, of misery which makes up the life of a peasant, Tchekoff has taken out the things of most importance, things that always happen in the most solemn moments of their existence. – Contemporary Russian Novelists by Serge Persky
  2. The sacred spot was only marked by two broad flagstones, on which Burns knelt and kissed them, reproaching the while the barbarity that had so dishonoured the resting- place of Scotland's hero king. – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp
  3. The trouble was that he had no word to say against the cruelty and barbarity of the system. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge