Definition of Savagery

1. Noun. The property of being untamed and ferocious. "A craving for barbaric splendor, for savagery and color and the throb of drums"

Exact synonyms: Savageness
Generic synonyms: Ferocity, Fierceness, Furiousness, Fury, Vehemence, Violence, Wildness
Derivative terms: Savage, Savage, Savage, Savage

2. Noun. The trait of extreme cruelty.
Exact synonyms: Brutality, Ferociousness, Viciousness
Generic synonyms: Cruelness, Cruelty, Harshness
Derivative terms: Brutal, Ferocious, Vicious, Vicious, Vicious

3. Noun. A brutal barbarous savage act.
Exact synonyms: Barbarism, Barbarity, Brutality
Generic synonyms: Atrocity, Inhumanity
Derivative terms: Barbaric, Savage

Definition of Savagery

1. n. The state of being savage; savageness; savagism.

Definition of Savagery

1. Noun. the status of being savage ¹

2. Noun. a violent act of cruelty ¹

3. Noun. savage or brutal behaviour; barbarity ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Savagery

1. the quality of being savage [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Savagery

1. 1. The state of being savage; savageness; savagism. "A like work of primeval savagery." (C. Kingsley) 2. An act of cruelty; barbarity. "The wildest savagery, the vilest stroke, That ever wall-eyed wrath or staring rage Presented to the tears of soft remorse." (Shak) 3. Wild growth, as of plants. Origin: F. Sauvagerie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Savagery

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sauvagine
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savable
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savageries
savagery (current term)
savages
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savanilla
savanna
savannah
savannah monitor
savannah monitors
savannahs
savannas

Literary usage of Savagery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"The Athabaskans of Hudson's Bay were on about the same level of savagery. ... They were mere prowlers in the upper status of savagery.1 The Apaches of ..."

2. The Call of the Wild by Jack London (1903)
"THE SCARLET PLAGUE but savagery. Why should Vesta not have been mine ? I was a man of culture and "AND HER THE ..."

3. Aquinas Ethicus: Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas. A Translation of the by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"R. The name of savagery, or brutality, is so called from the likeness that it bears to wild ... And therefore cruelty differs from savagery, or brutality, ..."

4. Aquinas Ethicus: Or, The Moral Teaching of St. Thomas. A Translation of the by Thomas, Joseph Rickaby (1896)
"Does cruelty differ from savagery, or brutality ? R. The name of savagery, or brutality, is so called from the likeness that it bears to wild beasts, ..."

5. Ancient Society by Lewis Henry Morgan (1877)
"As it is undeniable that portions of the human family have existed in a state of savagery, other portions in a state of barbarism, and still other portions ..."

6. The Popular Science Monthly (1895)
"The subsidiary textile arts are of much importance in savagery, and they are of great antiquity, ... In the good old days of savagery the Eskimo woman made ..."

7. The Discovery of America: With Some Account of Ancient America and the by John Fiske (1892)
"The of savagery. mi(j.dle status of savagery, thus introduced, ends with the invention of that compound weapon, the bow and arrow. The natives of Australia, ..."

8. Tudor Ideals by Lewis Einstein (1921)
"Las Casas had censured his own countrymen for their savagery, and his English translator remarked that posterity would doubt "that ever ..."

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