noble savage

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noble savage

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (in romanticism) an idealized view of primitive man
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no′ble sav′age


n.
1. (in literature) the concept of a mythical primitive human being with virtuous qualities uncorrupted by civilization.
2. a person embodying this concept.
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