barbarisms

barbarism

[bahr-buh-riz-uhm]
noun
1.
a barbarous or uncivilized state or condition.
2.
a barbarous act; something belonging to or befitting a barbarous condition.
3.
the use in a language of forms or constructions felt by some to be undesirably alien to the established standards of the language.
4.
such a form or construction: Some people consider “complected” as a barbarism.

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

hyperbarbarism, noun

barbarism, barbarity.
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barbarism (ˈbɑːbəˌrɪzəm)
 
n
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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barbarism
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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