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Savageness, 1) wild ferocity: “wolves and bears, casting their s. aside, have done like offices of pity,” Wint. II, 3, 187. “she will sing the s. out of a bear,” Oth. IV, 1, 200.
2) licentiousness, unruliness, proneness to excess: “the flash and outbreak of a fiery mind, a s. in unreclaimed blood of general assault,” Hml. II, 1, 34.
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