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What does "Savage" mean?

Definition

(a.) Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit (a.) Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness (a.) Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners (a.) Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts (n.) A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners (n.) A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian (v. t.) To make savage


Synonyms wild, wolf, fell, vicious, fierce, feral, cruel, furious, brutal, brute, beast, ferocious, barbarian, violent, barbaric, roughshod, wildcat, barbarous, inhumane, untamed, uncivilized, noncivilized


Example: "The press savaged the new President" Example: "A savage people" Example: "A savage slap"


Word Family savaged, savagely, savageness, savager, savagery, savages, savagest, savaging