[ UK /sˈævɪd‍ʒ/ ]
[ US /ˈsævədʒ, ˈsævɪdʒ/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. wild and menacing
    a pack of feral dogs
  2. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
    a barbarous crime
    Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks
    brutal beatings
    vicious kicks
    a savage slap
    cruel tortures
  3. marked by extreme and violent energy
    a furious battle
    a ferocious beating
    fierce fighting
  4. without civilizing influences
    fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient
    a savage people
    barbarian invaders
    wild tribes
    barbaric practices
NOUN
  1. a cruelly rapacious person
  2. a member of an uncivilized people
VERB
  1. criticize harshly or violently
    The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage
    The press savaged the new President
  2. attack brutally and fiercely
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How To Use savage In A Sentence

  • A savage beast devoured him! WALKING THE BIBLE
  • He would insist to his dying day that an arctic wolf had savaged him.
  • The Roman satirists savagely expose the fawning homage heaped upon the childless rich.
  • Inside, Ms. Savage accented the home's 16-foot coved ceilings—original from 1926—and espresso-colored floors with earth-toned couches and classic pieces, using a long wooden bench as a living room coffee table. A Gossip Girl's Main Stage
  • The company has announced a savage price cut of its videogame system.
  • To lose him so young, so suddenly and in such a savage way is a devastating shock to our family.
  • As the student's uniforms are traded for spears and war paint, the innocent boys devolve into uncontrolled, bloodthirsty hunters and ultimately, savages intent on killing the "beast".
  • Behind this carefully—constructed shield, he has lashed out savagely at those who have bettered him in the eyes of history and bettered him in the practice of Christian values.
  • Griffons were pony-sized, quadrupedal avians with such a reputation for savagery that they had been banned from all the Northern mountain provinces.
  • Even Lord of the Flies - which I love as a metaphor for many, many things, like the savagery of humanity - treats the children more as symbolic figures.
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