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    savage - Dictionary definition and meaning for word savage

    (noun) a member of an uncivilized people
    Synonyms : barbarian
    (noun) a cruelly rapacious person
    Synonyms : beast , brute , wildcat , wolf
    (verb) attack brutally and fiercely Definition
    (verb) criticize harshly or violently
    Synonyms : blast , crucify , pillory
    Example Sentence
    • The press savaged the new President
    • The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage
    (adj) (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    Synonyms : barbarous , brutal , cruel , fell , roughshod , vicious
    Example Sentence
    • a barbarous crime
    • brutal beatings
    • cruel tortures
    • Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    • a savage slap
    • vicious kicks
    (adj) wild and menacing
    Synonyms : feral , ferine
    Example Sentence
    • a pack of feral dogs
    (adj) without civilizing influences
    Example Sentence
    • barbarian invaders
    • barbaric practices
    • a savage people
    • fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient
    • wild tribes
    (adj) marked by extreme and violent energy
    Synonyms : ferocious , fierce , furious
    Example Sentence
    • a ferocious beating
    • fierce fighting
    • a furious battle
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for savage

she savaged her employers office when he didin't give her wage.

zidane was savaged(critisized)by his fans for his savage(voilent) attack.

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U have to be "saved" from a savaging person

The popular Band 'Savage Garden' signifies savage is related to garden,forest,animals etc which is always uncivilized.

when u dont get ur wage(salary), u become cruel or savage

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