Definition of barbarism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    barbarism

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈbɑrbəˌrɪzəm//
     
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  1. 1a state of not having any education, respect for art, etc. the long, slow descent of the Roman Empire into barbarism
  2. 2cruel or violent behavior the barbarism of war
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