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sav·age

 (săv′ĭj)
adj.
1.
a. Not domesticated or cultivated; wild: a savage animal; the savage jungle.
b. Not civilized; barbaric: a savage people.
2.
a. Vicious or merciless; brutal: a savage form of warfare.
b. Characterized by or showing hostility; unforgiving: savage criticism.
3. Extreme in strength or degree: savage heat.
n.
A member of a people regarded as primitive, uncivilized, brutal, or fierce.
tr.v. sav·aged, sav·ag·ing, sav·ag·es
1. To assault ferociously.
2. To attack without restraint or pity: The critics savaged the new play.

[Middle English sauvage, from Old French, from Late Latin salvāticus, from Latin silvāticus, of the woods, wild, from silva, forest.]

sav′age·ly adv.
sav′age·ness n.

savage

(ˈsævɪdʒ)
adj
1. wild; untamed: savage beasts of the jungle.
2. ferocious in temper; vicious: a savage dog.
3. uncivilized; crude: savage behaviour.
4. (Anthropology & Ethnology) (of peoples) nonliterate or primitive: a savage tribe.
5. (Peoples) (of peoples) nonliterate or primitive: a savage tribe.
6. (Physical Geography) (of terrain) rugged and uncultivated
7. obsolete far from human habitation
n
8. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a member of a nonliterate society, esp one regarded as primitive
9. a crude or uncivilized person
10. a fierce or vicious person or animal
vb (tr)
11. to criticize violently
12. to attack ferociously and wound: the dog savaged the child.
[C13: from Old French sauvage, from Latin silvāticus belonging to a wood, from silva a wood]
ˈsavagedom n
ˈsavagely adv
ˈsavageness n

Savage

(ˈsævɪdʒ)
n
(Biography) Michael Joseph. 1872-1940, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1935-40)

sav•age

(ˈsæv ɪdʒ)

adj., n., v. -aged, -ag•ing. adj.
1. fierce or ferocious; wild; untamed.
2. uncivilized; barbarous.
3. enraged or furiously angry.
4. rugged or uncultivated, as country or scenery.
n.
5. an uncivilized human being.
6. a fierce, brutal, or cruel person.
7. a rude, boorish person.
v.t.
8. to assault and maul brutally.
9. to criticize remorselessly.
[1250–1300; Middle English savage, sauvage (adj.) < Middle French sauvage, salvage < Medieval Latin salvāticus, for Latin silvāticus of woodlands =silv(a) forest + -āticus adj. suffix]
sav′age•ly, adv.
sav′age•ness, n.

savage


Past participle: savaged
Gerund: savaging

Imperative
savage
savage
Present
I savage
you savage
he/she/it savages
we savage
you savage
they savage
Preterite
I savaged
you savaged
he/she/it savaged
we savaged
you savaged
they savaged
Present Continuous
I am savaging
you are savaging
he/she/it is savaging
we are savaging
you are savaging
they are savaging
Present Perfect
I have savaged
you have savaged
he/she/it has savaged
we have savaged
you have savaged
they have savaged
Past Continuous
I was savaging
you were savaging
he/she/it was savaging
we were savaging
you were savaging
they were savaging
Past Perfect
I had savaged
you had savaged
he/she/it had savaged
we had savaged
you had savaged
they had savaged
Future
I will savage
you will savage
he/she/it will savage
we will savage
you will savage
they will savage
Future Perfect
I will have savaged
you will have savaged
he/she/it will have savaged
we will have savaged
you will have savaged
they will have savaged
Future Continuous
I will be savaging
you will be savaging
he/she/it will be savaging
we will be savaging
you will be savaging
they will be savaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been savaging
you have been savaging
he/she/it has been savaging
we have been savaging
you have been savaging
they have been savaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been savaging
you will have been savaging
he/she/it will have been savaging
we will have been savaging
you will have been savaging
they will have been savaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been savaging
you had been savaging
he/she/it had been savaging
we had been savaging
you had been savaging
they had been savaging
Conditional
I would savage
you would savage
he/she/it would savage
we would savage
you would savage
they would savage
Past Conditional
I would have savaged
you would have savaged
he/she/it would have savaged
we would have savaged
you would have savaged
they would have savaged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.savage - a member of an uncivilized peoplesavage - a member of an uncivilized people  
primitive, primitive person - a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
anthropophagite, anthropophagus, cannibal, man-eater - a person who eats human flesh
headhunter, head-shrinker - a savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies
hunter-gatherer - a member of a hunting and gathering society
Vandal - a member of the Germanic people who overran Gaul and Spain and North Africa and sacked Rome in 455
2.savage - a cruelly rapacious personsavage - a cruelly rapacious person    
aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker - someone who attacks
Verb1.savage - attack brutally and fiercely
assail, assault, set on, attack - attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
2.savage - criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock - find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free"
Adj.1.savage - (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or sufferingsavage - (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"
inhumane - lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used"
2.savage - wild and menacing; "a pack of feral dogs"
untamed, wild - in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants"
3.savage - without civilizing influencessavage - 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"
noncivilised, noncivilized - not having a high state of culture and social development
4.savage - marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"
violent - acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity; "a violent attack"; "a violent person"; "violent feelings"; "a violent rage"; "felt a violent dislike"

savage

adjective
2. wild, fierce, ferocious, unbroken, feral, untamed, undomesticated a strange and savage animal encountered at the zoo
wild tame, domesticated
4. uncultivated, rugged, unspoilt, uninhabited, waste, rough, uncivilized, unfrequented stunning images of a wild and savage land
uncultivated cultivated, civilized
5. crushing, severe, devastating, tragic, disastrous, crippling, mortal, catastrophic, ruinous, cataclysmic The expulsion was a savage blow to her.
noun
1. native, barbarian, heathen, indigene, primitive person, autochthon a frozen desert peopled by uncouth savages
2. lout, yob (Brit. slang), brute, bear, monster, beast, barbarian, fiend, yahoo, hoon (Austral. & N.Z.), yobbo (Brit. slang), roughneck (slang), boor Our orchestra is a bunch of savages.
verb
1. maul, tear, claw, attack, mangle, lacerate The animal turned on him and he was savaged to death.
2. criticize, attack, knock (informal), blast, pan (informal), slam (slang), put down, slate (informal), have a go (at) (informal), disparage, tear into (informal), diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), flame (informal), find fault with, lambast(e), pick holes in, pick to pieces, give (someone or something) a bad press The show had already been savaged by the critics.
criticize celebrate, praise, acclaim, rave about (informal) big up (slang, chiefly Caribbean)
Quotations
"as savage as a bear with a sore head" [Captain Marryat The King's Own]

savage

adjective
1. Of or relating to wild animals:
3. Showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint:
4. So intense as to cause extreme suffering:
Translations
إنْسان مُتَوَحِّشقاسٍ، شَرِس، غَيْر مُتَحَضِّرمُتَوَحِّش، غَيْر مُتَحَضِّروَحْشي، ضارٍ، شَرِسيُهاجِم
divochdivokýkrutýprimitivnísurovec
angribebarbarisk personbrutalvild
vadember
grimmurráîast grimmilega áruddi, villimaîurvillimaîurvilltur
kaip laukinis
mežonīgsmežonisnegantsniknsuzbrukt
divochsurovo napadnúť
divjakdivji
acımasızacımasız kimseilkelvahşîvahşî kimse

savage

[ˈsævɪdʒ]
A. ADJ
1. (= ferocious) [animal, attack] → feroz, salvaje; [person] → salvaje; [blow] → violento; [war, criticism, remark] → despiadado
to have a savage tempertener un carácter muy violento
2. (= primitive) [custom, tribe] → salvaje, primitivo
3. (= drastic) [cuts, reductions] → drástico, radical
B. Nsalvaje mf
see also noble C
C. VT
1. (= injure) → atacar salvajemente
two children have been savaged by an alsatiandos niños fueron salvajemente atacados por un pastor alemán
2. (= criticize) → atacar ferozmente or despiadadamente
she was savaged by the pressla prensa la atacó ferozmente or despiadadamentela prensa se ensañó con ella

savage

[ˈsævɪdʒ]
adj
(= cruel, fierce) [attack, murder] → brutal(e), féroce
(= primitive) → primitif/ive, sauvage
nsauvage mf
vt
(= criticize severely) [critic, opponent] → éreinter

savage

adjwild; sport, fighter, punch, revengebrutal; customgrausam; animalgefährlich; competitionscharf, brutal (inf); conflictschwer, brutal; wargrausam, brutal; (= drastic, severe) cuts, measuresrigoros, hart, drastisch; changesdrastisch; criticismschonungslos, brutal (inf); the savage people of New Guineadie Wilden Neuguineas; to put up a savage fightsich wütend or grimmig (geh)or wild (inf)verteidigen, sich verbissen wehren; with a savage snap of its jaws the crocodile …wütend biss das Krokodil; the dog became a savage beastder Hund wurde zur reißenden Bestie; the guard dogs are savagedie Wachhunde sind scharf or gefährlich; to make a savage attack on somebodybrutal über jdn herfallen; (fig)jdn scharf angreifen; he has a savage temperer ist ein äußerst jähzorniger Mensch; he is in a savage temperer ist fuchsteufelswild (inf); the critics were really savage with her new playdie Kritiker haben ihr neues Stück wirklich schonungslos verrissen
nWilde(r) mf
vt
(animal)anfallen; (fatally) → zerfleischen
(fig: = criticize) → verreißen; person also(in der Luft) zerreißen

savage

[ˈsævɪdʒ]
1. adj
a. (gen) → violento/a; (animal, murderer, attack) → feroce
b. (primitive, custom, tribe) → selvaggio/a
2. nselvaggio/a
3. vt (subj, dog) → sbranare (fig) → fare a pezzi, attaccare violentemente

savage

(ˈsӕvidʒ) adjective
1. uncivilized. savage tribes.
2. fierce and cruel. The elephant can be quite savage; bitter and savage remarks.
verb
to attack. He was savaged by wild animals.
noun
1. a person in an uncivilized state. tribes of savages.
2. a person who behaves in a cruel, uncivilized way. I hope the police catch the savages who attacked the old lady.
ˈsavagely adverb
ˈsavageness noun
ˈsavagery noun