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 formspre·sav·age·ry, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -ries

an uncivilized condition
a savage act or nature
savages collectively
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Word Origin and History for savagery

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

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