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.
  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.

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