Definitions for: Savagery

[n] a brutal barbarous savage act
[n] the trait of extreme cruelty

Webster (1913) Definition: Sav"age*ry (?; 277), n. [F. sauvagerie.]
1. The state of being savage; savageness; savagism.

A like work of primeval savagery. --C. Kingsley.

2. An act of cruelty; barbarity.

The wildest savagery, the vilest stroke, That ever
wall-eyed wrath or staring rage Presented to the
tears of soft remorse. --Shak.

3. Wild growth, as of plants. --Shak.

Synonyms: barbarism, barbarity, brutality, brutality, ferociousness, savageness, viciousness

See Also: atrocity, cruelness, cruelty, harshness, inhumanity

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