savagery

[sav-ij-ree]
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noun, plural sav·age·ries.
  1. an uncivilized or barbaric state or condition; barbarity.
  2. savage action, nature, disposition, or behavior.

Origin of savagery

First recorded in 1585–95; savage + -ry
Related formspre·sav·age·ry, noun
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savagery

noun plural -ries
  1. an uncivilized condition
  2. a savage act or nature
  3. savages collectively
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Word Origin and History for savagery
n.

1590s; see savage (adj.) + -ry.

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