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Definition of "barbarisms" [barbarisms]

  • Plural form of barbarism. (noun)

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Use "barbarisms" in a sentence
  • "This was the state of the _Apocalypse_, till the thousand years being misunderstood, brought a prejudice against it: and _Dionysius_ of _Alexandria_, noting how it abounded with barbarisms, that is with"
  • "The following words bear so little resemblance to those for which they are substitutes, that we will treat them as grammatical "barbarisms," and translate them into English:"
  • "He even won a number of skirmishes with Dr. Samuel Johnson, the great English lexicographer, poet, and critic, who sneered at American words as "barbarisms" and the language of the Yankees as a "dialect," then a pejorative term."