savagery


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sav·age·ry

 (săv′ĭj-rē)
n. pl. sav·age·ries
1. The quality or condition of being savage.
2. An act of violent cruelty.
3. Savage behavior or nature; barbarity.

savagery

(ˈsævɪdʒrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. an uncivilized condition
2. a savage act or nature
3. savages collectively

sav•age•ry

(ˈsæv ɪdʒ ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. an uncivilized or barbaric state; savage condition; barbarity.
2. savage disposition or behavior.

Savagery

 savage beasts or savage people, collectively; wild vegetation, 1599.
Example: the savagery that roamed in that great forest, 1867.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.savagery - the property of being untamed and ferocioussavagery - the property of being untamed and ferocious; "the coastline is littered with testaments to the savageness of the waters"; "a craving for barbaric splendor, for savagery and color and the throb of drums"
ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, vehemence, violence, wildness, fury - the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence"
2.savagery - the trait of extreme cruelty
cruelness, cruelty, harshness - the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance
3.savagery - a brutal barbarous savage actsavagery - a brutal barbarous savage act  
atrocity, inhumanity - an act of atrocious cruelty

savagery

savagery

noun
A cruel act or an instance of cruel behavior:
Translations
وَحْشِيَّه
divoši
brutalitetvildskab
villimennska; grimmd
divosi

savagery

[ˈsævɪdʒrɪ] N
1. (= violence) [of attack, blow] → ferocidad f, violencia f; [of criticism] → saña f, ferocidad f
the sheer savagery of warel puro salvajismo or la pura brutalidad de la guerra
2. (= primitiveness) → salvajismo m, estado m salvaje
3. (= drastic nature) [of cuts, reductions] → radicalidad f, carácter m drástico

savagery

[ˈsævɪdʒəri] n (= cruelty, violence) → sauvagerie f

savagery

n
(of tribe, people)Wildheit f
(= cruelty)Grausamkeit f; (of attack)Brutalität f; (of treatment, prison life, cuts)brutale Härte; the savageries committed …die Grausamkeiten or Gräueltaten pl

savagery

[ˈsævɪdʒrɪ] nferocia

savage

(ˈsӕvidʒ) adjective
1. uncivilized. savage tribes.
2. fierce and cruel. The elephant can be quite savage; bitter and savage remarks.
verb
to attack. He was savaged by wild animals.
noun
1. a person in an uncivilized state. tribes of savages.
2. a person who behaves in a cruel, uncivilized way. I hope the police catch the savages who attacked the old lady.
ˈsavagely adverb
ˈsavageness noun
ˈsavagery noun
References in classic literature ?
I was restrained from utter savagery only by the fact that Mrs.
And behold, they were glad they had gone into savagery, for they had gained something; they found that they could now smoke a little without having to go and hunt for a lost knife; they did not get sick enough to be seriously uncomfortable.
Straggling upon the outskirts were the thatched huts of natives, picturesque in their primeval savagery, harmonizing with the background of tropical jungle and accentuating the squalid hideousness of the white man's pioneer architecture.
I've managed to wake you up," the very savagery of which had a laughable effect.
Lady Arabella looked like a soulless, pitiless being, not human, unless it revived old legends of transformed human beings who had lost their humanity in some transformation or in the sweep of natural savagery.
Dirt, degradation and savagery are Endor's specialty.
The warriors licked their hideous lips in anticipation of the feast to come, and vied with one another in the savagery and loathsomeness of the cruel indignities with which they tortured the still conscious prisoner.
The mad rending, the hideous and deafening roaring, the implacable savagery of the blood-stained beasts held him in the paralysis of fascination, and when it was over and the two creatures, their heads and shoulders torn to ribbons, lay with their dead jaws still buried in each other's bodies, Carthoris tore himself from the spell only by an effort of the will.
Her very savagery appealed to me, for it is the savagery of unspoiled Nature.
Stepping quickly to La's side the ape-man seized her in his strong arms and though she fought with all the mad savagery of a demon, he soon disarmed her, handing her long, sacrificial knife to Werper.
Between him and destination lay a trackless wilderness of untouched primeval savagery where, doubtless in many spots, his would be the first human foot to touch the virgin turf.
The beasts, liberated from the confinement of the hold, wandered about the deck, not a little to the discomfiture of the crew in whose minds there remained a still vivid picture of the savagery of the beasts in conflict with those who had gone to their deaths beneath the fangs and talons which even now seemed itching for the soft flesh of further prey.