Synonyms for (noun) savage

Synonyms: beast, savage, brute, wildcat, wolf

Definition: a cruelly rapacious person

Similar words: assailant, assaulter, attacker, aggressor

Definition: someone who attacks


Synonyms: savage, barbarian

Definition: a member of an uncivilized people

Similar words: primitive, primitive person

Definition: a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization

Synonyms for (verb) savage

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock

Definition: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

Usage: The paper criticized the new movie; Don't knock the food--it's free


Synonyms: savage

Definition: attack brutally and fiercely

Similar words: set on, assail, assault, attack

Definition: attack someone physically or emotionally

Usage: The mugger assaulted the woman; Nightmares assailed him regularly

Synonyms for (adjective) savage

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: noncivilised, noncivilized

Definition: not having a high state of culture and social development


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: inhumane

Definition: lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion

Usage: humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world; biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used


Synonyms: feral, ferine, savage

Definition: wild and menacing

Usage: a pack of feral dogs

Similar words: untamed, wild

Definition: in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated

Usage: wild geese; edible wild plants


Synonyms: furious, ferocious, fierce, savage

Definition: marked by extreme and violent energy

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

Similar words: violent

Definition: acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity

Usage: a violent attack; a violent person; violent feelings; a violent rage; felt a violent dislike