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savage - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'savage' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Savage [ a.]
- Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness.
- Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts.
- Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners.
- Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit.
2 . Savage [ n.]
- A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners.
- A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.
3 . Savage [ v. t.]
- To make savage.

Meaning of 'savage' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . savage [ v]
Meaning (1):
- criticize harshly or violently
Example in sentence:
  • The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage;
  • The press savaged the new President
2 . savage [ s]
Meaning (2):
- (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
Example in sentence:
  • a barbarous crime;
  • a savage slap;
  • brutal beatings;
  • cruel tortures;
  • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks;
  • vicious kicks
Meaning (3):
- marked by extreme and violent energy
Example in sentence:
  • a ferocious beating;
  • a furious battle;
  • fierce fighting
Meaning (4):
- wild and menacing
Example in sentence:
  • a pack of feral dogs
Meaning (5):
- without civilizing influences
Example in sentence:
  • a savage people;
  • barbarian invaders;
  • barbaric practices;
  • fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient;
  • wild tribes