barbarousness


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Synonyms for barbarousness

the quality of being shockingly cruel and inhumane

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Eliot, at least going on how he presents him the 1991 lecture, "What Is a Classic?" Here, Eliot is a min reluctant to examine "the fact of his own Americanness, or at least his American origins" (2), and whose anglophilia is adopted partly to protect him from "a certain embarrassment about American barbarousness" (3).
(17.) He saw the Sino-Soviet conflict as political catastrophe that threatened European values, which he contrasts with the barbarousness of Russian autocracy, with nascent "Pan-Germanism," and with a morally bankrupt foreign policy based on financial interests ("Autocracy" 97, 104, 107).
To his good friend and rather more successful courtier Henry Goodyer, he complained that "All shadows are of one colour, if you respect the body from which they are cast (for our shadows upon clay will be dirty, and in a garden green and flowery) so all retirings into a shadowy life are alike from all causes, and alike subjet to the barbarousness and insipid dulness of the country" (1974, 63).
(224) As the battlefield moves toward Carthage itself, with the siege of the city, Flaubert's descriptions of the soldiers composing the mercenary army become more explicit and more emphatic regarding their barbarousness, reflecting and exaggerating the cultural and racial stereotypes regarding the African continent typical of the nineteenth century (Schehr, Figures 108):
(10) It was all great fun and of a class with humor in For Whom the Bell Tolls such as Rafael's ascending hyperbolic description of Pilar--first as "something barbarous," then "of such a barbarousness," and finally of "an unbelievable barbarousness." (26) Subsequently, to make sure his meaning is not lost, Rafael gets to the hyperbolic specifics of her "tongue that scalds and that bites like a bull whip," continuing that it "takes the hide from any one.
Indeed, radical Islamists have used dress and appearance as a way of demonstrating "adherence to their political movement." (14) The stress on separation is seen as necessary "because anything beyond the barest contact with the barbarousness of contemporary life threatened to corrupt these young, authentic Muslims." (15)
In the project of remaking the country on the model of civilization, Siam's political elites invested significant effort in responding to those critiques of the country's supposed "barbarousness" that recurred with the greatest frequency and which attended the greatest sense of moral outrage in Western accounts.