- barbarism; savagery.
Origin of savagism
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Examples from the Web for savagism
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.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1
Hubert Howe Bancroft
I have seen a good deal of ferocity and savagism, and it was not at all confined to people acknowledged to be barbarians.The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier
Charles E. Flandrau
Civilization has its vices as well as its virtues, savagism has its advantages as well as its demerits.