Part of speech: noun

Brutal or barbarous conduct; a barbarous deed.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Principal Shairp.
  3. The trouble was that he had no word to say against the cruelty and barbarity of the system. - "Daniel Webster", Henry Cabot Lodge.