• WordNet 3.6
    • n barbarization an act that makes people primitive and uncivilized
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n barbarization The act of rendering barbarous; a reduction to barbarism, or to a barbarous state: said of language, and of persons and communities. Also spelled barbarisation.
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  • Georges Clemenceau
    “America is the only nation in history which, miraculously, has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.”
  • Thomas B. Aldrich
    Thomas B. Aldrich
    “Civilization is the lamb's skin in which barbarism masquerades.”
  • David Hare
    “The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.”
  • Amerigo Vespucci
    Amerigo Vespucci
    “The manner of their living is very barbarous, because they do not eat at fixed times, but as often as they please.”
  • George Santayana
    “Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit.”


In literature:

Tell me, what was that you were singing in your barbarous Scythian jargon?
"Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary" by Voltaire
The barbarities which had been perpetrated by the Indians belonging to the invading armies, excited still more resentment than terror.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5)" by John Marshall
Civilisation took it over from barbarism; barbarism from the savage; the savage from the beast.
"The War and the Churches" by Joseph McCabe
War is a bad thing; it is a reversal, sudden and complete, to barbarism.
"The New York Times Current History: the European War, February, 1915" by Various
Was this some barbaric whim of hers or was she, for the once, sincere?
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
But the barbarous policy of Edward failed of the purpose to which it was directed.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part B. From Henry III. to Richard III." by David Hume
The Hungarians were fleeced and barbarously oppressed by those to whom he intrusted the government of their country.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
It is unlike any other; yet underneath lies the original tinge of orientalism, the wailing semitones of all barbaric music.
"Russia" by Various
Damophilus, a wealthy landowner of Enna, had treated his slaves with excessive barbarity.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
The religion of the Carthaginians and Tyrians was horrid and barbarous.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant

In poetry:

Forbidden and barbarous rites were shown us,
In rock-hewn Temples and jungle caves,
And the smoke-wreathed home of the dead has known us,
The burning-ghat by the Ganges waves
"Oh, Life, I Have Taken You For My Lover!" by Laurence Hope
"I dreamt of my lady, I dreamt of her grief,
I dreamt that her lord was a barbarous chief;
On a rock of the ocean fair Ellen did seem;
Glenara! Glenara! now read me my dream!"
"Glenara" by Thomas Campbell
No darker record on the roll of time
Was e'er inscribed to country, age, or clime,
By the red hand of war—so barbarous, frantic;
The war you wage—mad cousins transatlantic.
"Civil War In America--Expostulation" by Janet Hamilton
Then he went into politics.
But he gave that up. That Prefect was an idiot,
and those around him, somber-faced officious nitwits:
their Greek—poor fools—absolutely barbaric.
"From The School Of The Renowned Philosopher" by Constantine P Cavafy
Dark Moloch of the barbarous north,
A world in arms thee summons forth
To answer at her bar.
Say, why must hecatombs of slain
Thy horrid altar heap in vain,
To glut thy lust of war?
"Battle of The Alma" by Janet Hamilton
Multiplicity, his despair;
God's hands
enacting blindness. Like a child
at a barbaric fairgrounds —
noise, lights, the violent odors —
Adam fragments himself. The whirling rides!
"On A Theme" by Denise Levertov

In news:

Mauritania called the killing in Mali of 16 preachers from a moderate Muslim sect a "barbaric massacre" and an "odious crime," in comments that underscore heightened tensions between the two neighboring nations.
Fans hoping to drive to the new Marlins Park, the Miami Herald warned, would face Mad Max traffic barbarity and waits for parking comparable only to Soviet breadlines.
Mauritania called the killing in Mali of 16 preachers from a moderate Muslim sect a "barbaric massacre" and an " odious crime," in comments that underscore heightened tensions between the two neighboring nations.
Ironically, in 1856 the first Republican presidential nominee, John C Fremont, ran against what he called the "twin relics of barbarism, slavery and polygamy".
Nearly every modern democracy -- except one -- has abandoned the barbaric death penalty, a relic from crude medieval times.
Now, a treatment considered barbaric decades ago is making a big comeback.
Post / Photo illustration by Shannon Barbare.
The movement to stop this barbaric practice has spread across the country.
Churchill considered Nazism vile and barbaric, a rejection of civilization in every way, despite his respect for the German race.
It seems the only thing needed to pitch normally civilised people into barbarism is a trip to the airport, where people begin jumping queues, pushing and shoving, and generally behaving in all sorts of nasty ways.
"I would describe him as barbaric," said former church employee Talitha Williams.
This is heinous and barbaric.
One of many barbaric figures in Kill List.
Colleagues Call British Aid Worker's Murder in Pakistan " Senseless and Barbaric".
The announcement was welcomed by human rights activists who view the flogging law as a barbaric throwback in a nation populated mostly by the descendants of slaves .