savagery

[ sav-ij-ree ]
/ ˈsæv ɪdʒ ri /

noun, plural sav·age·ries.

an uncivilized or barbaric state or condition; barbarity.
savage action, nature, disposition, or behavior.

Origin of savagery

First recorded in 1585–95; savage + -ry

Related forms

pre·sav·age·ry, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for savagery

savagery

/ (ˈsævɪdʒrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

an uncivilized condition
a savage act or nature
savages collectively

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