Definition of savagery
1a : the quality of being savageb : an act of cruelty or violence
2 : an uncivilized state
Examples of savagery in a Sentence
The savagery of the attack was horrifying.
an act of pure savagery
the savageries committed by the soldiers
Recent Examples of savagery from the Web
Marines see themselves as a kind of warrior caste: Spartans who live by a code of loyalty, toughness under fire, and savagery in battle.
The regime of President Bashar al-Assad had just recaptured the city after years of bombing and urban warfare that had made Aleppo a global byword for savagery.
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First Known Use of savagery
SAVAGERY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of savagery for Students
1 : an uncivilized condition or character
2 : an act of cruelty or violence
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