savagery

  • 1 Savagery — Sav age*ry (?; 277), n. [F. sauvagerie.] 1. The state of being savage; savageness; savagism. [1913 Webster] A like work of primeval savagery. C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] 2. An act of cruelty; barbarity. [1913 Webster] The wildest savagery, the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 savagery — index atrocity, bestiality, brutality, cruelty, severity, violence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 savagery — 1590s; see SAVAGE (Cf. savage) + RY (Cf. ry) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 savagery — [sav′ijrē] n. pl. savageries 1. the condition of being savage, or wild, primitive, uncultivated, etc. 2. savage act, behavior, or disposition; barbarity …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 savagery — n. 1) to display, show savagery 2) an outburst of savagery * * * [ sævɪdʒ(ə)rɪ] show savagery an outburst of to display …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 6 savagery — [[t]sæ̱vɪʤri[/t]] N UNCOUNT Savagery is extremely cruel and violent behaviour. ...the sheer savagery of war …

    English dictionary

  • 7 savagery — sav|ag|e|ry [ˈsævıdʒəri] n plural savageries [U and C] extremely cruel and violent behaviour ▪ Local people were shocked by the savagery of the attack …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 savagery — noun (C, U) extremely cruel and violent behaviour: He used to beat the boy with great savagery …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 savagery — savage ► ADJECTIVE 1) fierce, violent, and uncontrolled. 2) cruel and vicious. 3) primitive; uncivilized. 4) (of a place) wild; uncultivated. ► NOUN 1) a member of a people regarded as primitive and uncivilized. 2) a brutal or vicious …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 savagery — noun 1. 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 • Syn: ↑savageness • Derivationally… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 savagery — noun (plural ries) Date: 1597 1. a. the quality of being savage b. an act of cruelty or violence 2. an uncivilized state …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 savagery — /sav ij ree/, n., pl. savageries. 1. an uncivilized or barbaric state or condition; barbarity. 2. savage action, nature, disposition, or behavior. [1585 95; SAVAGE + RY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 13 savagery — noun a) the status of being savage b) a violent act of cruelty …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 savagery — Synonyms and related words: Gothicism, Neanderthalism, acuteness, age of ignorance, animality, atrociousness, atrocity, barbarism, barbarity, barbarousness, beastliness, benightedness, benightment, bestiality, bloodiness, bloodlust, bloodthirst,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 savagery — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. barbarity, brutality, brutishness, beastliness, monstrosity, wildness, cruelty, viciousness. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A cruel act or an instance of cruel behavior: barbarity, bestiality, brutality, cruelty,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 savagery — sav|age|ry [ sævıdʒ(ə)ri ] noun uncount behavior that is cruel and violent …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 savagery — sav·age·ry || sævɪddÊ’rɪ n. state of being uncivilized; state of being untamed; cruelness; brutality; angriness, furiousness; savage act or behavior …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 savagery — n. 1. Savagism, barbarism. 2. Cruelty, barbarity …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 savagery — sav·age·ry …

    English syllables

  • 20 savagery — UK [ˈsævɪdʒ(ə)rɪ] / US noun [uncountable] behaviour that is cruel and violent …

    English dictionary


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