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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bar·ba·rism /ˈbɑrbəˌrɪzəm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bar·ba·rism n.
 1. An uncivilized state or condition; rudeness of manners; ignorance of arts, learning, and literature; barbarousness.
 2. A barbarous, cruel, or brutal action; an outrage.
    A heinous barbarism . . . against the honor of marriage.   --Milton.
 3. An offense against purity of style or language; any form of speech contrary to the pure idioms of a particular language. See Solecism.
    The Greeks were the first that branded a foreign term in any of their writers with the odious name of barbarism.   --G. Campbell.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a brutal barbarous savage act [syn: brutality, barbarity,