Barbarian cruelty - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
Cruel behavior toward a person or people that is especially ferocious, violent, inhuman, and uncivilized. There is no barbarian cruelty greater than violence inflicted by an adult upon a child. The area was infamous for the barbarian cruelty inflicted upon minorities and foreigners.
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Addressing survivors and the relatives of victims, president Francois Hollande said: "Our country had never been attacked to this extent, with such destructive rage, with such barbarian cruelty
In an alternative history of the Greeks, ancient philosophers argue during a siege of Athens and ultimately become the victims of barbarian cruelty
following a successful conquest of the city.