savagery

noun sav·age·ry \ ˈsa-vij-rē , -vi-jə- \

Definition of savagery

plural savageries
1 a :the quality of being savage
b :an act of cruelty or violence
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

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

noun sav·age·ry \ ˈsa-vij-rē \

Definition of savagery for Students

plural savageries
1 :an uncivilized condition or character
2 :an act of cruelty or violence


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