Definitions for savage

Definitions for (noun) savage

Main entry: beast, savage, brute, wildcat, wolf

Definition: a cruelly rapacious person

Main entry: savage, barbarian

Definition: a member of an uncivilized people

Definitions for (verb) savage

Main entry: crucify, blast, pillory, savage

Definition: criticize harshly or violently

Usage: The press savaged the new President; The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage

Main entry: savage

Definition: attack brutally and fiercely

Definitions for (adj) savage

Main entry: wild, barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilised, uncivilized

Definition: without civilizing influences

Usage: barbarian invaders; barbaric practices; a savage people; fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient-Margaret Meade; wild tribes

Main entry: brutal, barbarous, cruel, vicious, savage, roughshod, fell

Definition: (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

Usage: a barbarous crime; brutal beatings; cruel tortures; Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks; a savage slap; vicious kicks

Main entry: feral, ferine, savage

Definition: wild and menacing

Usage: a pack of feral dogs

Main entry: furious, ferocious, fierce, savage

Definition: marked by extreme and violent energy

Usage: a ferocious beating; fierce fighting; a furious battle

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