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Definitions of savage

  1. without civilizing influences; " barbarian invaders"; " barbaric practices"; " a savage people"; " fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"- Margaret Meade; " wild tribes"
  2. a member of an uncivilized people
  3. ( of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; " a barbarous crime"; " brutal beatings"; " cruel tortures"; " Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; " a savage slap"; " vicious kicks"
  4. a cruelly rapacious person
  5. criticize harshly or violently; " The press savaged the new President"; " The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
  6. wild and menacing; " a ferocious dog"
  7. marked by extreme and violent energy; " a ferocious beating"; " fierce fighting"; " a furious battle"
  8. attack brutally and fiercely
  9. Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness.
  10. Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts.
  11. Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners.
  12. Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit.
  13. A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners.
  14. A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.
  15. To make savage.
  16. Uncivilized; wild; fierce; uncultivated.
  17. A person in a rude, uncivilized state; a fierce, brutal person.
  18. Savagely.
  19. Savageness.
  20. Wild: uncivilized: fierce: cruel: brutal.
  21. A human being in a wild state: a brutal person: a barbarian.
  22. SAVAGENESS, SAVAGERY.
  23. A wild person; barbarian; fierce or cruel person.
  24. Wild; uncivilised; rude; fierce; cruel.
  25. Wild and untamed; uncivilized; cruel.
  26. A wild and uncivilized human being; brutal person; barbarian.
  27. Wild; uncultivated; untamed; uncivilized; unpolished; cruel; barbarous.
  28. A human being uncivilized; a barbarian; one of a brutal unfeeling disposition.
  29. An uncivilised human being; a fierce, merciless man; a barbarian.
  30. Wild; uncultivated; untamed; rude; unpolished; fierce; brutal.
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Quotes of savage

  1. It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between. – Diane Ackerman
  2. The fact that tradition hinders the individual savage from thinking logically by no means proves that he cannot think logically. – James M. Baldwin
  3. Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. – William Congreve
  4. The enemy fought with savage fury, and met death with all its horrors, without shrinking or complaining: not one asked to be spared, but fought as long as they could stand or sit. – Davy Crockett
  5. As a result, the highly civilized man can endure incomparably more than the savage whether of moral or physical strain. Being better able to control himself under all circumstances, he has a great advantage over the savage – Lafcadio Hearn
  6. The savage repression of blacks, which can be estimated by reading the obituary columns of the nation's dailies, Fred Hampton, etc., has not failed to register on the black inmates. – George Jackson
  7. Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being. – Michel de Montaigne
  8. A satirist is a man whose flesh creeps so at the ugly and the savage and the incongruous aspects of society that he has to express them as brutally and nakedly as possible in order to get relief. – John Dos Passos
  9. Anyone who has to fight, even with the most modern weapons, against an enemy in complete command of the air, fights like a savage against modern European troops, under the same handicaps and with the same chances of success. – Erwin Rommel
  10. The limitation upon this mode of promoting peace lies in the fact that it consists in an appeal to the civilized side of man, while war is the product of forces proceeding from man's original savage nature. – Elihu Root
  11. The young man who has not wept is a savage and the older man who will not laugh is a fool. – George Santayana
  12. It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage or the vulture ravenous. – Jean-Paul Sartre
  13. In better times the religion of the tribe or state has nothing in common with the private and foreign superstitions or magical rites that savage terror may dictate to the individual. – William Robertson Smith
  14. Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking. – Jessamyn West
  15. When I'm on stage the savage in me is released. It's like going back to being a cave man. It takes me six hours to come down after a show. – Angus Young

Usage examples for savage

  1. What a picture of blind and savage ignorance is here presented! – Castilian Days by John Hay
  2. Observe, I beg of you, the savage look of his eye. – The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
  3. Lay thy head on my bosom, And have no fear of me; For carelessly thou trustest Daily the savage sea. – Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine
  4. But concluded the savage with a perplexed look, the pale- face cannot be killed. – The Big Otter by R.M. Ballantyne
  5. Don't be such a savage – A Dash from Diamond City by George Manville Fenn
  6. You are like a little savage this afternoon. – Jill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre
  7. He comes of a savage tribe far in the west. – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  8. The Indian is not always a savage – The White Squaw by Mayne Reid
  9. He was the joy of her savage heart, and she was the only woman in his life. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  10. Well, I've lent the money, said Mr Jabez, taking a savage pinch. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  11. You have indeed fallen into savage ways. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  12. His voice was a little savage – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  13. I mean that I 'm an angry, savage disappointed, miserable man! – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  14. He spoke also of the savage disposition of his late captain, which he had even dared to manifest though lying in an English port. – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the British Parliament (1808), Vol. I by Thomas Clarkson
  15. That night a singular and savage change in the weather took place. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  16. And I should rejoice that you were living in that savage world instead of in a city. – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  17. He'll savage something over this, you mark my words! – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  18. " The fellow's half a savage himself," his father said. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  19. Then rose his kinsmen's savage yell. – The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems by H. L. Gordon
  20. You called me a savage – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac

Rhymes for savage