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Adjective: savage  sa-vij
  1. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    "a savage slap";
    - barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, vicious
     
  2. Wild and menacing
    "a pack of savage dogs";
    - feral, ferine
     
  3. Without civilizing influences
    "a savage people";
    - barbarian, barbaric, uncivilized, uncivilised [Brit], wild
     
  4. Marked by extreme and violent energy
    "a savage beating";
    - ferocious, fierce, furious
Noun: savage  sa-vij
  1. A member of an uncivilized people
    - barbarian
     
  2. A cruelly rapacious person
    - beast, wolf, brute, wildcat
Verb: savage  sa-vij
  1. Attack brutally and fiercely
     
  2. Criticize harshly or violently
    "The press savaged the new President";
    - blast, pillory, crucify

Derived forms: savages, savaging, savaged

See also: inhumane, noncivilised [Brit], noncivilized, untamed, violent, wild

Type of: aggressor, assail, assailant, assailer, assault, assaulter, attack, attacker, criticise [Brit], criticize, damn, knock, pick apart, primitive, primitive person, set on

Encyclopedia: Savage, Michael Joseph