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Meaning of SAVAGERY

Pronunciation:  'savijree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a brutal barbarous savage act
  2. [n]  the trait of extreme cruelty
 

SAVAGERY is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: barbarism, barbarity, brutality, brutality, ferociousness, savageness, viciousness
 
 See Also: atrocity, cruelness, cruelty, harshness, inhumanity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

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