noun Date: 1796 savagery

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Savagism — Sav a*gism, n. The state of being savage; the state of rude, uncivilized men, or of men in their native wildness and rudeness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • savagism — /sav euh jiz euhm/, n. barbarism; savagery. [1790 1800; SAVAGE + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • savagism — n. Barbarism, savagery …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • savagism — sav·ag·ism …   English syllables

  • savagism — ˈsaviˌjizəm, vēˌ , vəˌ noun ( s) Etymology: savage (I) + ism : savagery …   Useful english dictionary

  • Savagery — Sav age*ry (?; 277), n. [F. sauvagerie.] 1. The state of being savage; savageness; savagism. [1913 Webster] A like work of primeval savagery. C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] 2. An act of cruelty; barbarity. [1913 Webster] The wildest savagery, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • animality — Synonyms and related words: Adam, Animalia, Gothicism, Neanderthalism, acuteness, and fish, animal kingdom, animal life, animalism, atrociousness, atrocity, barbarism, barbarity, barbarousness, bawdiness, beastliness, beasts, beasts of field,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • barbarism — Synonyms and related words: Gothicism, Irish bull, Neanderthalism, age of ignorance, animality, antiphrasis, bad taste, barbarity, barbarousness, benightedness, benightment, bestiality, bombasticness, brutality, brutishness, cacology, cacophony,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • barbarity — Synonyms and related words: Gothicism, Neanderthalism, acuteness, animality, atrociousness, atrocity, barbarism, barbarousness, beastliness, bestiality, bloodiness, bloodlust, bloodthirst, bloodthirstiness, bloody mindedness, brutality,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bestiality — Synonyms and related words: Adam, Gothicism, Neanderthalism, abominableness, anal intercourse, animalism, animality, atrociousness, autoeroticism, awfulness, barbarism, barbarity, barbarousness, baseness, beastliness, bloodiness, bloodlust,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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