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noun as in barbarity


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He left the crowd with a Greek aphorism—“to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world.”

When Rick accepts complete strangers, it reels himself, his son and the others back from savageness.

Maximian, a Pannonian peasant, betrayed the savageness of his nature by his bloodthirsty cruelty.

Only the waving of the red flag of Socialism could rouse in him what seemed to us others a certain savageness of intolerance.

What is man before beauty liberates him from free pleasure, and the serenity of form tames down the savageness of life?

Its social savageness was bad enough—its spiritual insolence was worse.

I had now to confront the extremes of savageness and barbarism.

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On this page you'll find 214 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to savageness, such as: brutality, cruelty, inhumanity, vulgarity, boorishness, and crudeness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.