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savagery

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noun sav·age·ry \ˈsa-vij-rē, -vi-jə-\

Simple Definition of savagery

  • : a cruel or violent quality : a savage quality

  • : a cruel or violent act or action

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of savagery

plural

savageries

  1. 1a :  the quality of being savageb :  an act of cruelty or violence

  2. 2 :  an uncivilized state

Examples of savagery in a sentence

  1. The savagery of the attack was horrifying.

  2. an act of pure savagery

  3. the savageries committed by the soldiers



1597

First Known Use of savagery

1597


SAVAGERY Defined for Kids

savagery

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noun sav·age·ry \ˈsa-vij-rē\

Definition of savagery for Students

plural

savageries

  1. 1 :  an uncivilized condition or character

  2. 2 :  an act of cruelty or violence





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