savagery


sav·age·ry

noun \ˈsa-vij-rē, -vi-jə-\

: a cruel or violent quality : a savage quality

: a cruel or violent act or action

plural sav·age·ries

Full Definition of SAVAGERY

1
a :  the quality of being savage
b :  an act of cruelty or violence
2
:  an uncivilized state

Examples of SAVAGERY

  1. The savagery of the attack was horrifying.
  2. an act of pure savagery
  3. the savageries committed by the soldiers

First Known Use of SAVAGERY

1597

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