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Adjective
(of a person or group) Primitive and uncivilized
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“We had terrible visions of savage marauders destroying sacred idols, throwing them around with vicious glee.”
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(usually of animals) Living outdoors without taming or domestication by humans
“The howling and growling of the savage beasts outside would fill them with fear.”
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(of a place) Wild-looking and inhospitable
“The desert's landscape has a savage grandeur unlike that of any other region.”
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Highly cruel or violent in nature
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“The people would ultimately overthrow the savage dictator who had ravaged the country for decades.”
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Highly critical in nature
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“Pundits would launch a savage attack on the new policies.”
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Very great in degree, often with bad or negative repercussions
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“The company's near demise paralleled the savage downturn in market demand.”
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Intensely painful
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Aggressively greedy or grasping
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Tending toward cannibalism
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Relating to crime
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Noun
A brutal or vicious person
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“Stop being a heartless savage and try to show some compassion for a change.”
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An uncivilized person
“I do not appreciate being treated like a savage from the jungles.”
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A destructive agent
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To criticize extremely severely
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“Critics would savage the newly released romantic comedy for being overly bland and formulaic.”
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To physically attack ferociously and wound
“Be careful of animals in the wild that have been known to savage campers.”
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Make a long tear or cut in
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Flail around
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