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  1. barbarism

    • IPA[ˈbärbəˌrizəm]

    美式

    • n.
      absence of culture and civilization;a word or expression that is badly formed according to traditional philological rules, for example a word formed from elements of different languages, such as breathalyzer (English and Greek) or television (Greek and Latin).
    • noun: barbarism, plural noun: barbarisms

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    名詞

    • 1. absence of culture and civilization the collapse of civilization and the return to barbarism
    • a word or expression that is badly formed according to traditional philological rules, for example a word formed from elements of different languages, such as breathalyzer (English and Greek) or television (Greek and Latin).
    • 2. extreme cruelty or brutality she called the execution an act of barbarism barbarisms from the country's past
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    • IPA[ˈbɑːbərɪz(ə)m]

    英式

    • n.
      absence of culture and civilization: the collapse of civilization and the return to barbarism

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