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savage

sav·age

savage

 
pronunciation:
sae vihj
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: ferocious and cruel; fierce.
a savage attacksavage remarks
synonyms:
barbarous, brutal, cruel, ferocious, hostile, truculent, vicious
antonyms:
mild
similar words:
brute, fell, fierce, harsh, malicious, merciless, relentless, ruthless, violent
definition 2: untamed or wild.
the savage beasts
synonyms:
feral, undomesticated, untamed, wild
similar words:
brute, fierce, uncivilized, uncultivated, violent
definition 3: uncivilized or barbaric; primitive.
synonyms:
barbaric, barbarous, uncivilized
antonyms:
civilized
similar words:
barbarian, boorish, coarse, crude, heathen, primitive, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unrefined, vulgar, wild
definition 4: furiously angry.
synonyms:
enraged, furious, incensed, infuriated, irate
similar words:
angry, mad, maddened, rabid
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a member of a group of people with a primitive civilization.
synonyms:
primitive
similar words:
barbarian
definition 2: a cruel, vicious, or ferocious person.
synonyms:
animal, barbarian, fiend, monster
similar words:
fury, maniac, ogre
definition 3: an uncivil person.
synonyms:
barbarian, boor, Goth
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: savaged, savages, savaging
definition 1: to tear apart with ferocity, as a wild animal attacks its prey.
synonyms:
maul
similar words:
attack, mangle, mutilate, rip, tear
definition 2: to criticize brutally.
The critics savaged her new book.
synonyms:
attack, censure, denounce, rip into
similar words:
condemn, criticize, denigrate, disparage
derivations: savagely (adv.), savageness (n.)