What does savagery mean?

Definitions for savagery
ˈsæv ɪdʒ risav·agery

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word savagery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. savageness, savagery(noun)

    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"

  2. ferociousness, brutality, viciousness, savagery(noun)

    the trait of extreme cruelty

  3. brutality, barbarity, barbarism, savagery(noun)

    a brutal barbarous savage act


  1. savagery(Noun)

    the status of being savage

  2. savagery(Noun)

    a violent act of cruelty

  3. savagery(Noun)

    savage or brutal behaviour; barbarity

Webster Dictionary

  1. Savagery(noun)

    the state of being savage; savageness; savagism

    Etymology: [F. sauvagerie.]

  2. Savagery(noun)

    an act of cruelty; barbarity

    Etymology: [F. sauvagerie.]

  3. Savagery(noun)

    wild growth, as of plants

    Etymology: [F. sauvagerie.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of savagery in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of savagery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of savagery in a Sentence

  1. Howard Zinn:

    Was all this bloodshed and deceit - from Columbus to Cortes, Pizarro the Puritans - a necessity for the human race to progress from savagery to civilization? Was Morison right in burying the story of genocide inside a more important story of human progress? Perhaps a persuasive argument can be made - as it was made by Stalin when he killed pesants for industrial progress in the Soviet Union, as it was made by Churchill explaining the bombings of Dresden and Hamburg, and Truman explaining Hiroshima. But how can the judgement be made if the benefits and losses cannot be balanced because the losses are either unmentioned or mentioned quickly?

  2. Mariana Fulger:

    Where education is lacking, there is savagery, there is a lot of naivety.

  3. Valerie Amos:

    For more than four years, we have watched Syria descend into deeper depths of despair surpassing even what the most pessimistic observers thought possible, in the past weeks, we have seen more and more heinous acts. Innocent men, women and children killed, maimed, displaced, and subjected to a savagery that no human should have to endure.

  4. Hossein Salami:

    The blinded enemies of Iran, particularly the planners and coordinators of this cowardly act of terrorism must understand that such savagery will not cause a single wrinkle in our collective will to conquer bright scientific horizons, and be aware that the difficult revenge awaiting them is already an integral part of our work ! .

  5. Serge Lecomte:

    It is cruel savagery of a kind we have rarely seen before, is it a cult? Cruelty towards animals is the precursor to cruelty towards humans.

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