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noun as in crudity, savagery

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When Peter’s turn came, he said he hoped that his son didn’t get shot at in climate-induced barbarity and that he did not starve.

As they now live out their wildest dreams, their barbarity has cost the U.S. far more.

It might appear senseless but that is appearance only, our bafflement before such barbarity.

The two Chechen wars, fought in 1994-96 and 1999-2000, were almost unparalleled in their barbarity in the postwar era.

The people here retained the same paganism and barbarity, only they were not so dangerous, being conquered by the Muscovites.

I could find in the Bible more instances of Jahweh's cruelty and barbarity and lack of mercy than I can find room for.

It is curious that the Indians of the new world, should so very far exceed all the savage tribes of the old in barbarity.

It was only Dutch, a foolish charm, a heritage of barbarity and ignorance, but I was too weary to protest.

Galerius, an Illyrian herdsman, but exhibited more conspicuously upon the throne of empire the native barbarity of his character.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to barbarity, such as: brutality, cruelty, inhumanity, vulgarity, boorishness, and crudeness.

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