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Meaning of SAVAGE

Pronunciation:  'savij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a cruelly rapacious person
  2. [n]  a member of an uncivilized people
  3. [adj]  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"
  4. [adj]  (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"
  5. [adj]  wild and menacing; "a ferocious dog"
  6. [adj]  marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"
  7. [v]  criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
  8. [v]  attack brutally and fiercely

SAVAGE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: barbarian, barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, beast, brutal, brute, crucify, cruel, fell, feral, ferocious, fierce, furious, inhumane, noncivilised, noncivilized, pillory, roughshod, uncivilised, uncivilized, untamed, vicious, violent, wild, wildcat, wolf
 See Also: aggressor, anthropophagite, anthropophagus, assail, assailant, assault, assaulter, attack, attacker, cannibal, criticise, criticize, headhunter, head-shrinker, hunter-gatherer, man-eater, Odoacer, Odovacar, Odovakar, pick apart, primitive, primitive person, set on, Vandal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sav"age\ (?; 48), a. [F. sauvage, OF. salvage, fr. L.
    silvaticus belonging to a wood, wild, fr. silva a wood. See
    {Silvan}, and cf. {Sylvatic}.]
    1. Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes
       and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage
    2. Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts.
             Cornels, and savage berries of the wood. --Dryden.
    3. Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life;
       savage manners.
             What nation, since the commencement of the Christian
             era, ever rose from savage to civilized without
             Christianity?                         --E. D.
    4. Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious;
       inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit.
    Syn: Ferocious; wild; uncultivated; untamed; untaught;
         uncivilized; unpolished; rude; brutish; brutal;
         heathenish; barbarous; cruel; inhuman; fierce; pitiless;
         merciless; unmerciful; atrocious. See {Ferocious}.
  2. \Sav"age\, n.
    1. A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is
       untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or
    2. A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.
  3. \Sav"age\ (?; 48), v. t.
    To make savage. [R.]
          Its bloodhounds, savaged by a cross of wolf. --Southey.