What is the opposite of savage?

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Adjective
(of a person or group) Opposite of primitive and uncivilized
“The goal was to show that a cultured and civilized man could be reduced to a bloodthirsty assassin in extraordinary scenarios.”
Adjective
(usually of animals) Opposite of wild and feral, without taming or domestication
“These intelligent but domesticated beasts have a telepathic link with their human riders, who are colonists on a distant planet.”
Adjective
(of a place) Opposite of wild-looking and inhospitable
“The tables are plain pine, giving the whole restaurant a homely, farmhouse-kitchen feel.”
Adjective
Opposite of highly cruel or violent in nature
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“Just beneath his gruff exterior lies a gentle soul seeking to fill a spiritual void with companionship.”
Adjective
Opposite of highly critical in nature
“We have received some very complimentary remarks from our customers about the facilities and the services we offer.”
Adjective
Opposite of very great in degree, often with bad or negative repercussions
“What seems to many a trifling matter of wording could have profound consequences.”
Adjective
Opposite of harshly sarcastic or satirical in nature
“It started with a tweet which turned into a mild piece of fake news.”
Adjective
Opposite of filled with hatred or intense rivalry (towards another or each other)
Adjective
Opposite of involving or showing violence and bloodshed
Adjective
Opposite of shockingly bad or excessive
Adjective
Opposite of causing great and irreparable damage
“A small nondestructive tsunami wave was reported to have hit the east coast of England and other countries around the North Sea.”
Adjective
(of a tax or other charge) Opposite of extremely high, harsh or severe
“Any income from sources within the U.S. earned by the branch may incur a low tax liability or may not incur any tax liability at all.”
Adjective
Opposite of painful or unpleasant to accept or contemplate
“The rain was a welcome change for the farmers who had endured weeks of drought.”
Noun
Opposite of a brutal or vicious person
“He was a genuine philanthropist, endowing hospitals and libraries as well as the famous art gallery.”
Noun
(gentleman) Opposite of an uncultured or brutish person
“George was, above all, a gentleman with a pleasant and agreeable nature.”
Noun
(aesthete) Opposite of an uncultured or brutish person
Noun
Opposite of an inhumanly cruel or wicked person
“Different people brought out different sides of him, and he was known to be an angel to those he liked and a devil to those he despised.”
Noun
Opposite of a person regarded as lacking culture or moral principles
Noun
(hero) Opposite of an unkind, evil or unscrupulous person
“Everyone mobbed Donnie because to them, he was a hero for preventing what they saw as a useless prelude to an unnecessary gang war with the powerful Barbary Coast.”
Noun
(benefactor) Opposite of an unkind, evil or unscrupulous person
Verb
Opposite of to criticize extremely severely
“Even his worst detractors stand up and applaud his wizardry in the art of leg-spin.”
Verb
(retreat) Opposite of to physically attack ferociously and wound
“Our rabbit is a timid creature that tends to retreat when it feels threatened.”
Verb
(ignore) Opposite of to physically attack ferociously and wound
“They can be very dangerous, but like most reef animals, they will probably ignore you if you leave them alone.”
Verb
Opposite of to criticize or reprimand (someone) severely
Verb
Opposite of to criticize or speak out against (someone or something)
“Many supporters came out to support his position, and he acknowledged them.”
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