What is the meaning of savage?



  • Attack brutally and fiercely.
  • Criticize harshly or violently.
    • usage: "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"


  • 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"
  • Wild and menacing.
    • usage: "a pack of feral dogs"
  • 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"
  • Marked by extreme and violent energy.
    • usage: "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"
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