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noun (Plural: barbarisms)
  1. 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 .
Translations: 
  • German: Barbarei
    (trans-mid)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, error in language use)
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