Translation of barbarism in Spanish:


barbarie, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbɑrbəˌrɪzəm/ /ˈbɑːbərɪz(ə)m/


  • 1

    (lack of cultivation)
    barbarie feminine
    • There is an insightful section on the Bolsheviks' fear of hooliganism and their tendency to link disorder and barbarism with popular culture.
    • And like past challenges to civilization, such barbarism thrives on Western appeasement and considers enlightened deference as weakness, if not decadence.
    • Ideas and culture are what differentiate civilization from barbarism, not the economy.
    • ‘Differences in social ethics only exist between civilization and barbarism, not between capitalism and socialism,’ Feng said.
    • For the great Scottish skeptic, the oscillation between civilization and barbarism was coeval with human history; in ethical and political terms the future was bound to be much like the past.
    • And yes, sometimes you fight to give people freedom only to discover that the people choose not to choose, or that they choose barbarism to civilization.
    • It's a war between civilization and barbarism.
    • In the play's opposition of civilization and barbarism, Shakespeare tends to identify with the outsiders - and thus with the charges Voltaire was to level against him.
    • Fifteen years on, and many, if not most, of the negative trends previously seen as evidence of our civilization's descent into barbarism are in reverse.
    • The line between civilization and barbarism is much thinner than Downer implies.
    • It is a clash between barbarism and civilization.
    • The Daggian faith was based on the belief that an ancient man called Dagan had received divine insight to organize all mankind into countries and civilizations after centuries of barbarism.
    • You think that a wall as solid as the earth separates civilization from barbarism.
    • These notions when confronted with Jahangir's own interest in, possession and treatment of elephants give rise to a particular manifestation of the ideologies of barbarism and civilization.
    • Their act of foundation was ‘the bright strong line between desolate barbarism and busy civilisation’.
    • From the official perspective, the issue was simple: barbarism versus civilization.
    • Each viewed his trial as a pivot on a line in history dividing barbarism from civilization.
    • In fact, their absence would reduce us to barbarism and utter poverty.
  • 2

    barbarismo masculine
    • Purism, however, also has its barbarisms, such as the quasiclassical plurals octopi and syllabi for octopus and syllabus, competing with octopuses and syllabuses.
    • For instance, Fowler preferred Britishism to Briticism, labelling the latter a barbarism; Burchfield simply comments that Briticism is now the more usual term in scholarly work.
    • It was printed in hard-to-read Gothic font, and is reproduced with all its original barbarisms, spellings and syntax.
    • For a 15-year-old, it was - to use a modern barbarism - totally incredible.