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Definition of Savagery


  1. The state of being savage; savageness; savagism.
  2. An act of cruelty; barbarity.
  3. Wild growth, as of plants.

Savagery Quotations

Humankind seems to have an enormous capacity for savagery, for brutality, for lack of empathy, for lack of compassion.
Annie Lennox

The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things, though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous, and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them; for then it must sink back into savagery.
William Kingdon Clifford

Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
Theodore Roosevelt

Religion is the last refuge of human savagery.
Alfred North Whitehead

Taking them out of the picture, so to speak, what football really is, the savagery, the core root of football, it doesn't change. It really puts the real in football.
Lawrence Taylor
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Savagery Translations

savagery in Hungarian is barbarizmus
savagery in Latin is immanitas
savagery in Spanish is salvajismo
savagery in Swedish is grymhet, barbari
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