savagery

[ US /ˈsævɪˌdʒɛɹi/ ]
[ UK /sˈævɪd‍ʒɹˌi/ ]
NOUN
  1. the trait of extreme cruelty
  2. a brutal barbarous savage act
  3. 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
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How To Use savagery In A Sentence

  • Griffons were pony-sized, quadrupedal avians with such a reputation for savagery that they had been banned from all the Northern mountain provinces.
  • Even Lord of the Flies - which I love as a metaphor for many, many things, like the savagery of humanity - treats the children more as symbolic figures.
  • So the Church, recognising that its irenic precepts were largely ignored, tried to reduce the savagery of war.
  • When thus arranged, they reveal with some degree of certainty the entire range of human progress from savagery to civilization.
  • Savagery, etymologically derived from the Latin word for "forest", was associated with wildness and stood in opposition to civilization. Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]
  • Now we see the savagery of the cornered beast at 2 percent.
  • They were faced with retreating into savagery or finding somewhere where knowledge and technical skills could be preserved. A Plague of Angels
  • The very means by which the dictator had clung to power, his legendary savagery, had destroyed his internal support.
  • After a century of "noble savage" idealization, the peasantry's violence during the French Revolution had reawakened fears of more "ignoble" savagery.
  • A caricaturist and political cartoonist of exceptional savagery, Scarfe's work is diverse, prolific, and visually stunning as well as being controversial.
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