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[sav-uh-jiz-uh m]
  1. barbarism; savagery.
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Origin of savagism

First recorded in 1790–1800; savage + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for savagism

Historical Examples

  • But this does not relegate these civilized nations to savagism.

    The Prehistoric World

    E. A. Allen

  • In savagism, union and coperation are imperfectly displayed.

  • In short they possess most of the virtues and vices incident to savagism.

  • I have seen a good deal of ferocity and savagism, and it was not at all confined to people acknowledged to be barbarians.

  • Civilization has its vices as well as its virtues, savagism has its advantages as well as its demerits.