1. [syn: savageness, savagery]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Savageness \Sav"age*ness\, n.
The state or quality of being savage.
Wolves and bears, they say,
Casting their savageness aside have done
Like offices of pity. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the property of being untamed and ferocious; "the coastline
is littered with testaments to the savageness of the
waters"; "a craving for barbaric splendor, for savagery and
color and the throb of drums" [syn: savageness,