savagery

Part of speech: noun

The state of being savage. savageness.

Part of speech: noun

Savages collectively.

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Usage examples "savagery":

  1. Especially from new soil- remote, colonial- he faces you, bronzed, with a half conviction of savagery, partly persuaded of his own youthfulness of race. - "Essays", Alice Meynell.
  2. There's nothing awful about savagery when people have never known anything else. - "O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921", Various.
  3. We shall now take leave of our young friends, but we do so with the feeling that before long we shall hear more about them, and be able to follow their adventures enlisted under the banner of their own beloved land in the fight against oppression and savagery. - "The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet", Kenneth Ward.