- an uncivilized or barbaric state or condition; barbarity.
- savage action, nature, disposition, or behavior.
Origin of savagery
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Examples from the Web for savagery
But the Islamic State has clearly come to the opposite conclusion, cornering the market on savagery.Murder Vids Help ISIS Lure More Monsters
November 16, 2014
Nor is it the way the gunman manages not to spill a drop of the drink in his other hand as he commits all this savagery.Bronx Gunman Shot His Friend, Didn’t Spill His Drink
August 5, 2014
In two days of savagery, the 2nd SS Panzer Division “Das Reich” slaughtered nearly everyone in the town.There Should Be No Statute of Limitations on Prosecuting War Crimes
January 13, 2014
Children are drawn into the savagery at a heartbreakingly young age.Acclaimed Israeli Film 'Bethlehem' Brings the Occupation Back Into Our Homes
October 3, 2013
The Zetas stood out for his savagery, the U.S. investigator had said, particularly Treviño Morales.On the Hunt for Treviño Morales, Zetas Leader
August 6, 2013
There was no stain of savagery upon the delight we had in coming to this spot.In the Valley
Naturally, there were reports of brutality and savagery, but none were proved.
Any other savagery on your part I can stand, and will stand, as a lover should.The Symposium
Then you are come to ask pardon for all your crossness, your savagery of this morning?The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
And yet this people display some of the grossest elements of savagery.
- an uncivilized condition
- a savage act or nature
- savages collectively
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Word Origin and History for savagery
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