Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being barbarous, Rudeness or incivility of manners. Impurity of language.
  • noun It is much degenerated, as touching the pureness of speech; being overgrown with barbarousness. Brerewood. Cruelty; inhumanity; barbarity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being barbarous; barbarity; barbarism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state or quality of being barbarous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane

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Examples

  • Yes, but you gave that as a response to my question about what basis there is for believing banning racist works ā€œcan * prevent* or * slow down* descent into barbarousnessā€ (your words).

    Matthew Yglesias » Free Speech

  • These things can * prevent* or * slow down* descent into barbarousness as well as uplift.

    Matthew Yglesias » Free Speech

  • These things can * prevent* or * slow down* descent into barbarousness as well as uplift.

    Matthew Yglesias » Free Speech

  • 'It's their culture innit' seems to be the yardstick whether it's about 9/11 or the state of play around the world where Islamists are intent on wrecking the status quo in favour of their medieval seventh century barbarousness.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • But we being straightway moved by your tears gave you the breast of grammar to suck, which ye plied continually with teeth and tongue, until ye lost your native barbarousness and learned to speak with our tongues the mighty things of God.

    The Love of Books : The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

  • So, I'd like to know why Mark Kirk would support Bush in this sharp move to take the world back to barbarousness.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • So, I'd like to know why Mark Kirk would support Bush in this sharp move to take the world back to barbarousness.

    September 2006

  • So, I'd like to know why Mark Kirk would support Bush in this sharp move to take the world back to barbarousness.

    "no other country has done that"

  • One picked it up at random to chuckle over its wicked insights, its barbed phrases, and its corrosive view of society in which elements of ridiculousness, cruelty, and barbarousness nestled in close juxtaposition with things taken for granted and worn smooth with custom and careless handling.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • One picked it up at random to chuckle over its wicked insights, its barbed phrases, and its corrosive view of society in which elements of ridiculousness, cruelty, and barbarousness nestled in close juxtaposition with things taken for granted and worn smooth with custom and careless handling.

    The Worldly Philosophers

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