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Definition of barbarism:

  1. A barbarous, cruel, or brutal action; an outrage.
  2. An offense against purity of style or language; any form of speech contrary to the pure idioms of a particular language. See Solecism.
  3. An uncivilized state or condition; rudeness of manners; ignorance of arts, learning, and literature; barbarousness.


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