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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or condition of being savage.
  • n. An act of violent cruelty.
  • n. Savage behavior or nature; barbarity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the status of being savage
  • n. a violent act of cruelty
  • n. savage or brutal behaviour; barbarity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being savage; savageness; savagism.
  • n. An act of cruelty; barbarity.
  • n. Wild growth, as of plants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Savage or uncivilized state or condition; a state of barbarism.
  • n. Savage or barbarous nature, disposition, conduct, or actions; barbarity.
  • n. Wild growth, as of plants; wildness, as of nature.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a brutal barbarous savage act
  • n. the trait of extreme cruelty
  • n. the property of being untamed and ferocious

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