Savagery vs Civilized - What's the difference?

savagery | civilized |

As a noun savagery

is the status of being savage.

As an adjective civilized is

having a highly developed society or culture.




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


    Alternative forms

    * civilised (mostly British)


    (en adjective)
  • Having a highly developed society or culture.
  • Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, reasonable, ethical.
  • Marked by refinement in taste and manners.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=5 citation , passage=A waiter brought his aperitif, which was a small scotch and soda, and as he sipped it gratefully he sighed.
       ‘Civilized ,’ he said to Mr. Campion. ‘Humanizing.’ […] ‘Cigars and summer days and women in big hats with swansdown face-powder, that's what it reminds me of.’}}

    See also

    * civil