savagery

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsævɪdʒəri/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsævədʒri/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(savij rē)

Inflections of 'savagery' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": savageries

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sav•age•ry /ˈsævədʒri/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
  • savage behavior:surprised by the savagery of her attack.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    sav•age•ry  (savij rē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ries. 
    1. an uncivilized or barbaric state or condition;
      barbarity.
    2. savage action, nature, disposition, or behavior.
    • savage + -ry 1585–95

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    savagery /ˈsævɪdʒrɪ/ n ( pl -ries)
    1. an uncivilized condition
    2. a savage act or nature
    3. savages collectively
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