- A barbaric act.
- These barbarisms can not be allowed to continue, they must be crushed or civilization will collapse.
- The condition of
- 1879, William Tecumseh Sherman, Address to the Michigan
- War is at best barbarism...It's glory is all moonshine.
- 1879, William Tecumseh Sherman, Address to the Michigan Military Academy
- An error in language use within a single word, such as a
- 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.
- 2002, Hyman, Bad Grammar in Context, New England Classical Journal, 29, p. 94-101
- German: Barbarei
condition of existing barbarically
- German: Barbarei
error in language use
Barbarism may refer to:
- Barbarism (derived from barbarian), the condition to which a society or civilization may be reduced after a societal collapse, relative to an earlier period of cultural or technological advancement; the term may also be used pejoratively to describe another society or civilization which is deemed inferior in some way.
- Barbarism (grammar), a non-standard word or expression.
- Barbarism, a form of art also known as primitivism.
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