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  Definition of savage
  1. a cruelly rapacious person
  2. a member of an uncivilized people
  3. criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
  4. attack brutally and fiercely
  5. without civilizing influences; "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"
  6. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin''s roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"
  7. wild and menacing; "a ferocious dog"
  8. marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"
Similar Words: beast, wolf, brute, wildcat, barbarian, pillory, crucify, barbaric, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild, barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, vicious, feral, ferine, ferocious, fierce, furious

 

Hyponyms: cannibal, man-eater, anthropophagus, anthropophagite, headhunter, head-shrinker, hunter-gatherer, Vandal, Odoacer, Odovacar, Odovakar

 

Derivational Morphology: beast, wolf, brute, wildcat, brutality, barbarity, barbarism, savagery

 

 
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