Definition of savagery:
violence (part of speech: noun)
A warlike, unstable, and turbulent, although intelligent people, while increasing fast in wealth and material comfort, has also become more peaceful and orderly, and by the abandonment of its more repulsive customs is passing from savagery to a state of semi- civilization.- "Impressions of South Africa", James Bryce.
- "The Quality of Mercy", W. D. Howells.
- "The Burning Spear", John Galsworthy.