Definitions for "Barbarism"
Keywords:  brutal, savage, cruel, outrage, action
A barbarous, cruel, or brutal action; an outrage.
a brutal barbarous savage act
An offense against purity of style or language; any form of speech contrary to the pure idioms of a particular language. See Solecism.
error in the formation of word, such as the combination of Greek and Latin roots in the same word, or a wrongly formed inflection. Examples: "Homosexual" (combines a Greek root and a Latin root), "teached" (past tense formed by the wrong rule).
a word or expression that is not standard in a language
An uncivilized state or condition; rudeness of manners; ignorance of arts, learning, and literature; barbarousness.