a barbarous or uncivilized state or condition.
a barbarous act; something belonging to or befitting a barbarous condition.
the use in a language of forms or constructions felt by some to be undesirably alien to the established standards of the language.
such a form or construction: Some people consider “complected” as a barbarism.

1570–80; < Latin barbarismus < Greek barbarismós foreign way of speaking. See barbarous, -ism

hyperbarbarism, noun

barbarism, barbarity. Unabridged
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barbarism (ˈbɑːbəˌrɪzəm)
1.  a brutal, coarse, or ignorant act
2.  the condition of being backward, coarse, or ignorant
3.  a substandard or erroneously constructed or derived word or expression; solecism
4.  any act or object that offends against accepted taste
[C16: from Latin barbarismus error of speech, from Greek barbarismos, from barbarosbarbarous]

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Word Origin & History

1570s, from Fr. barbarisme (13c.), from L. barbarismus, from Gk. barbarismos "foreign speech," from barbarizein "to do as a foreigner does" (see barbarian). Only of speech in Greek, Latin, and French, sense extended in English to "uncivilized condition" (1580s).
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Example sentences
Infanticide did not go out of fashion with the advance from savagery to
  barbarism and civilization.
There is no excuse for linguistic barbarism, especially on the part of
Primping up ancient temples and then fleecing visitors to pay for them is
  cultural barbarism.
But it is also true that if the good find themselves driven to barbarism, they
  own up afterward and search their souls.
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