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barbarism

  

      n  
1    a brutal, coarse, or ignorant act  
2    the condition of being backward, coarse, or ignorant  
3    a substandard or erroneously constructed or derived word or expression; solecism  
4    any act or object that offends against accepted taste  
     (C16: from Latin barbarismus error of speech, from Greek barbarismos, from barbaros barbarous)  
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barbarism

  
1    coarseness, crudity, savagery, uncivilizedness  
2    atrocity, barbarity, enormity, outrage  
3    corruption, misusage, misuse, solecism, vulgarism  

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