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. wild and menacing; " a ferocious dog"
  6. marked by extreme and violent energy; " a ferocious beating"; " fierce fighting"; " a furious battle"
  7. attack brutally and fiercely
  8. Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness.
  9. Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts.
  10. Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners.
  11. Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit.
  12. A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners.
  13. A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.
  14. To make savage.
  15. A person in a rude, uncivilized state; a fierce, brutal person.
  16. Savagely.
  17. Savageness.
  18. Wild: uncivilized: fierce: cruel: brutal.
  19. A human being in a wild state: a brutal person: a barbarian.
  20. A wild person; barbarian; fierce or cruel person.
  21. Wild; uncivilised; rude; fierce; cruel.
  22. Wild and untamed; uncivilized; cruel.
  23. A wild and uncivilized human being; brutal person; barbarian.
  24. Wild; uncultivated; untamed; uncivilized; unpolished; cruel; barbarous.
  25. A human being uncivilized; a barbarian; one of a brutal unfeeling disposition.
  26. An uncivilised human being; a fierce, merciless man; a barbarian.
  27. Wild; uncultivated; untamed; rude; unpolished; fierce; brutal.

Usage examples for savage

  1. You are like a little savage this afternoon. – Jill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre
  2. You have indeed fallen into savage ways. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  3. Then rose his kinsmen's savage yell. – The Feast of the Virgins and Other Poems by H. L. Gordon
  4. You called me a savage. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  5. He'll savage something over this, you mark my words! – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  6. His voice was a little savage. – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  7. " The fellow's half a savage himself," his father said. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  8. 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
  9. But concluded the savage, with a perplexed look, the pale- face cannot be killed. – The Big Otter by R.M. Ballantyne
  10. 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
  11. Don't be such a savage! – A Dash from Diamond City by George Manville Fenn
  12. Well, I've lent the money, said Mr Jabez, taking a savage pinch. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  13. He comes of a savage tribe far in the west. – The Hunters of the Hills by Joseph Altsheler
  14. I mean that I 'm an angry, savage, disappointed, miserable man! – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  15. And I should rejoice that you were living in that savage world instead of in a city. – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  16. Observe, I beg of you, the savage look of his eye. – The Adventures of Pinocchio by C. Collodi--Pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini
  17. He was the joy of her savage heart, and she was the only woman in his life. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  18. What a picture of blind and savage ignorance is here presented! – Castilian Days by John Hay
  19. The Indian is not always a savage. – The White Squaw by Mayne Reid
  20. That night a singular and savage change in the weather took place. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland