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Noun: savagery  sa-vij-ree
  1. The property of being untamed and ferocious
    "a craving for barbaric splendour, for savagery and colour and the throb of drums";
    - savageness
  2. The trait of extreme cruelty
    - ferociousness, brutality, viciousness
  3. A barbarous, cruel, or savage act
    "the people slowly progressed from savagery to civilization";
    - brutality, barbarity, barbarism

Derived forms: savageries

Type of: atrocity, cruelness, cruelty, ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, harshness, inhumanity, vehemence, vehemency, violence, wildness

Encyclopedia: Savagery