Definition of barbarity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

barbarity

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//bɑːˈbærəti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɑːrˈbærəti//
 
(pl. barbarities)[uncountable, countable]
 
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behaviour that deliberately causes extreme pain or suffering to others The barbarity of the old regime was eventually exposed. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin barbarus from Greek barbaros ‘foreign’ + -ity.
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