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savagery

[sav-ij-ree] /ˈsæv ɪdʒ ri/
noun, plural savageries.
1.
an uncivilized or barbaric state or condition; barbarity.
2.
savage action, nature, disposition, or behavior.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; savage + -ry
Related forms
presavagery, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for presavageries

savagery

/ˈsævɪdʒrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
an uncivilized condition
2.
a savage act or nature
3.
savages collectively
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Word Origin and History for presavageries

savagery

n.

1590s; see savage (adj.) + -ry.

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