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SAVAGERY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does savagery mean? 

SAVAGERY (noun)
  The noun SAVAGERY has 3 senses:

1. the property of being untamed and ferocious
2. the trait of extreme cruelty
3. a brutal barbarous savage act

  Familiarity information: SAVAGERY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SAVAGERY (noun)


Sense 1savagery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of being untamed and ferocious

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

savageness; savagery

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("savagery" is a kind of...):

ferocity; fierceness; furiousness; fury; vehemence; violence; wildness (the property of being wild or turbulent)


Sense 2savagery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of extreme cruelty

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

viciousness; ferociousness; brutality; savagery

Hypernyms ("savagery" is a kind of...):

cruelness; cruelty; harshness (the quality of being cruel and causing tension or annoyance)


Sense 3savagery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A brutal barbarous savage act

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

barbarism; barbarity; brutality; savagery

Hypernyms ("savagery" is a kind of...):

atrocity; inhumanity (an act of atrocious cruelty)


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