savagery

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noun sav·age·ry \ˈsa-vij-rē, -vi-jə-\

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

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First Known Use of savagery

circa 1616


SAVAGERY Defined for English Language Learners

savagery

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noun

Definition of savagery for English Language Learners

  • : a cruel or violent quality : a savage quality

  • : a cruel or violent act or action


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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