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Synonyms for barbarism
ˈbɑr bəˌrɪz əmbar·barism

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. barbarism

    Language (French langage < Latin lingua, the tongue) signified originally expression of thought by spoken words, but now in its widest sense it signifies expression of thought by any means; as, the language of the eyes, the language of flowers. As regards the use of words, language in its broadest sense denotes all the uttered sounds and their combinations into words and sentences that human beings employ for the communication of thought, and, in a more limited sense, the words or combinations forming a means of communication among the members of a single nation, people, or race. Speech involves always the power of articulate utterance; we can speak of the language of animals, but not of their speech. A tongue is the speech or language of some one people, country, or race. A dialect is a special mode of speaking a language peculiar to some locality or class, not recognized as in accordance with the best usage; a barbarism is a perversion of a language by ignorant foreigners, or some usage akin to that. Idiom refers to the construction of phrases and sentences, and the way of forming or using words; it is the peculiar mold in which each language casts its thought. The great difficulty of translation is to give the thought expressed in one language in the idiom of another. A dialect may be used by the highest as well as the lowest within its range; a patois is distinctly illiterate, belonging to the lower classes; those who speak a patois understand the cultured form of their own language, but speak only the degraded form, as in the case of the Italian lazzaroni or the former negro slaves in the United States. Vernacular, from the Latin, has the same general sense as the Saxon mother tongue, of one's native language, or that of a people; as, the Scriptures were translated into the vernacular. Compare DICTION.

    Synonyms:
    dialect, diction, expression, idiom, language, mother tongue, patois, speech, tongue, vernacular, vocabulary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brutality, barbarity, barbarism, savagerynoun

    a brutal barbarous savage act

    Synonyms:
    atrocity, atrociousness, barbarousness, savageness, viciousness, brutality, heinousness, barbarity, savagery, ferociousness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. barbarismnoun

    Synonyms:
    incivility, rudeness, savageness, vandalism, gothicism, barbarous state, uncivilized condition

  2. barbarismnoun

    Synonyms:
    vulgarism, slang, unauthorized expression

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. barbarismnoun

    Synonyms:
    savagery, savagism, outrage, brutality, atrocity, vulgarism, impropriety (of speech), solecism

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "barbarism":

    barbarity, barbaric, barbarous, savagery, brutality, barbary, barbarian

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How to use barbarism in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

  2. Ebrahim Moosa:

    Barbarism will deliver you no glory -- piety to evil will bring you no dignity. If you choose the path of terror, your life will be empty, your life will be brief, and your soul will be condemned. he clearly thinks terrorism is fueled by religion.

  3. David Pilgrim:

    And, then, the old man preached about the daily indignities of the old south— insulting stereotypes and caricatures that portrayed us as buffoons, butlers, and beasts; lies about our morality and worth, some told by preachers who said we had no souls, that we wore the Curse of Ham; backbreaking toil, often forced by law, the fruit of our labor on another man’s plate; poverty that warped, crippled, and everywhere premature death; our voices silenced by poll taxes and literacy tests; schooling in raggedy shacks with tattered books because education would spoil us for work in the fields; cuffed, chained, and caged, for crimes both real and imagined; our soldiers killed in their uniforms, their medals stripped; our businesses, churches, schools, and homes burned to the ground when we progressed too much; our women and children raped; everywhere the barbarism of color discrimination followed us, enveloped us, and when all else failed, there were sadistic cowards with ropes and pyres to kill us, kill our bodies, to try and end us. But, we did not end.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Today, the nations of Britain, France, and the United States of America have marshaled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality.

  5. Georges Clémenceau:

    America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.

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