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 ?
Born in savagery, having lived in savagery all their lives and known naught else, their sense of humour was correspondingly savage.
I was restrained from utter savagery only by the fact that Mrs.
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.
In the yells of the whirling mob of Devil's Row children there were notes of joy like songs of triumphant savagery.
Her very savagery appealed to me, for it is the savagery of unspoiled Nature.
To add to the fiendishness of their cruel savagery was the poignant memory of still crueler barbarities practiced upon them and theirs by the white officers of that arch hypocrite, Leopold II of Belgium, because of whose atrocities they had fled the Congo Free State--a pitiful remnant of what once had been a mighty tribe.
The blunt savagery of Trent, his apparently heartless treatment of his weaker partner, and his avowed unscrupulousness, offended the newcomer much in the same manner as in many ways he himself was obnoxious to Trent.
I tried to feel an equal rage against the woman, but somehow I could not, and kept searching for excuses for her--her youth, her inexperience, her savagery.
Dirt, degradation and savagery are Endor's specialty.
So inured to savagery has Bassett since become, that he chuckled again with the glee of the recollection.
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.
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.