Complete Definition of "barbarism"

English
Noun
barbarism (Plural: barbarisms)

#A barbaric act.
#:These barbarisms can not be allowed to continue, they must be crushed or civilization will collapse.

  1. The condition of existing barbarically.

#* 1879, William Tecumseh Sherman, Address to the Michigan Military Academy
#*:War is at best barbarism...It's glory is all moonshine.
#An error in language use within a single word, such as a mispronunciation.
#*2002, Hyman, Bad Grammar in Context, New England Classical Journal, 29, p. 94-101
#*: In the jargon of the ancient grammarian, penacilin would be a barbarism.

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trans-top|barbaric act
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trans-top|condition of existing barbarically
German: Barbarei f
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trans-top|error in language use
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