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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a member of an uncivilized people;
[syn: savage, barbarian]

2. a cruelly rapacious person;
[syn: beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat]


VERB (2)

1. attack brutally and fiercely;

2. criticize harshly or violently;
- Example: "The press savaged the new President"
- Example: "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
[syn: savage, blast, pillory, crucify]


ADJECTIVE (4)

1. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering;
- Example: "a barbarous crime"
- Example: "brutal beatings"
- Example: "cruel tortures"
- Example: "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"
- Example: "a savage slap"
- Example: "vicious kicks"
[syn: barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious]

2. wild and menacing;
- Example: "a pack of feral dogs"
[syn: feral, ferine, savage]

3. without civilizing influences;
- Example: "barbarian invaders"
- Example: "barbaric practices"
- Example: "a savage people"
- Example: "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade
- Example: "wild tribes"
[syn: barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild]

4. marked by extreme and violent energy;
- Example: "a ferocious beating"
- Example: "fierce fighting"
- Example: "a furious battle"
[syn: ferocious, fierce, furious, savage]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Savage \Sav"age\, n. 1. A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners. [1913 Webster] 2. A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Savage \Sav"age\ (?; 48), v. t. To make savage. [R.] [1913 Webster] Its bloodhounds, savaged by a cross of wolf. --Southey. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Savage \Sav"age\ (?; 48), a. [F. sauvage, OF. salvage, fr. L. silvaticus belonging to a wood, wild, fr. silva a wood. See Silvan, and cf. Sylvatic.] 1. Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness. [1913 Webster] 2. Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts. [1913 Webster] Cornels, and savage berries of the wood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners. [1913 Webster] What nation, since the commencement of the Christian era, ever rose from savage to civilized without Christianity? --E. D. Griffin. [1913 Webster] 4. Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit. [1913 Webster] Syn: Ferocious; wild; uncultivated; untamed; untaught; uncivilized; unpolished; rude; brutish; brutal; heathenish; barbarous; cruel; inhuman; fierce; pitiless; merciless; unmerciful; atrocious. See Ferocious. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

savage adj 1: (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" [syn: barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious] 2: wild and menacing; "a pack of feral dogs" [syn: feral, ferine, savage] 3: 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" [syn: barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild] 4: marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle" [syn: ferocious, fierce, furious, savage] n 1: a member of an uncivilized people [syn: savage, barbarian] 2: a cruelly rapacious person [syn: beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat] v 1: attack brutally and fiercely 2: criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage" [syn: savage, blast, pillory, crucify]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

379 Moby Thesaurus words for "savage": Draconian, Goth, Gothic, Mafioso, Neanderthal, Tartarean, Young Turk, abrade, abuse, afflict, aggressive, aggrieve, agonize, animal, antagonistic, anthropophagite, anthropophagous, assault, atrocious, attack, baneful, barbarian, barbaric, barbarize, barbarous, bark, batter, battling, beast, beastly, befoul, beldam, bellicose, belligerent, berserk, berserker, bestial, bewitch, blemish, blight, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, bomber, break, bruise, brutal, brutalize, brutalized, brute, brutish, buffet, burn, butcher, cannibal, cannibalistic, carry on, chafe, chauvinist, chauvinistic, check, chip, claw, coldhearted, combative, condemn, contentious, convulse, corrupt, crack, craze, crucify, cruel, cruel-hearted, curse, cut, damage, deadly, death-bringing, deathful, deathly, defile, demon, demoniac, demoniacal, demonic, deprave, despoil, destroy, destroyer, destructive, devil, devilish, diabolic, disadvantage, disserve, distress, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do violence to, do wrong, do wrong by, do wrong to, doom, dragon, enemy, enraged, envenom, excruciate, fatal, fell, feral, ferine, ferocious, fiend, fiendish, fiendlike, fierce, fighting, fighting mad, fire-eater, firebrand, fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, full of fight, fuming, furious, fury, gall, gash, get into trouble, go on, goon, gorilla, grim, gunsel, hammer, harass, hardnose, harm, harrow, harsh, hawkish, heartless, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhound, hellion, hellish, hex, holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hopping mad, hostile, hothead, hotspur, hurt, hyena, ill-bred, ill-treat, ill-use, impair, impale, implacable, impolite, in a rage, incendiary, incise, infect, infernal, infuriate, infuriated, inhuman, inhumane, inimical, injure, internecine, jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, jinx, kill by inches, kill-crazy, killer, killing, knock about, lacerate, lancinate, lay waste, lethal, loot, macerate, mad dog, madcap, maim, make mincemeat of, malign, malignant, maltreat, man-eater, manhandle, martial, martyr, martyrize, maul, menace, merciless, militant, militaristic, military, mishandle, mistreat, molest, monster, mortal, mug, mugger, murderous, mutilate, nihilist, noncivilized, offensive, outlandish, outrage, pernicious, persecute, pierce, pillage, pitiless, play havoc with, play hob with, poison, pollute, prejudice, primeval, primitive, pugnacious, puncture, punish, quarrelsome, rabid, rack, rage, raging, ramp, rampage, rant, ranting, rapacious, rape, rapist, rave, ravenous, raving, raving mad, relentless, rend, revolutionary, riot, rip, roar, roaring mad, rough, rough up, rough-and-ready, rude, rugged, ruin, run, rupture, ruthless, saber-rattling, sack, sadistic, sanguinary, sanguineous, satanic, scald, scarify, scathe, scorch, scotch, scrape, scrappy, scratch, scuff, shark, sharkish, she-wolf, skin, slash, slaughter, slavering, slit, soldierlike, soldierly, sow chaos, spitfire, sprain, stab, stick, storm, storming, strain, subhuman, taint, tameless, tear, tear around, termagant, terror, terrorist, terrorize, threaten, tiger, tigress, torment, torture, tough, tough guy, traumatize, trigger-happy, troglodyte, troglodytic, truculent, ugly customer, unbroken, unchristian, uncivil, uncivilized, uncombed, uncontrolled, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, undomesticated, unfriendly, ungentle, unhuman, unkempt, unlicked, unmerciful, unpacific, unpeaceful, unpolished, unrefined, unrelenting, unsubdued, untamed, vandal, vandalize, vicious, violate, violent, virago, virulent, vixen, voracious, warlike, warmongering, warring, wild, wild beast, wild man, witch, wolf, wolfish, wound, wreak havoc on, wreck, wrecker, wrench, wring, wrong
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Savage-Guilford, MD -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Maryland Population (2000): 12918 Housing Units (2000): 4943 Land area (2000): 4.936666 sq. miles (12.785905 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.035417 sq. miles (0.091729 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.972083 sq. miles (12.877634 sq. km) FIPS code: 70487 Located within: Maryland (MD), FIPS 24 Location: 39.143607 N, 76.824616 W ZIP Codes (1990): 20763 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Savage-Guilford, MD Savage-Guilford Savage, MD Savage
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Savage, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 21115 Housing Units (2000): 6994 Land area (2000): 15.912930 sq. miles (41.214297 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.605461 sq. miles (1.568137 sq. km) Total area (2000): 16.518391 sq. miles (42.782434 sq. km) FIPS code: 58738 Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27 Location: 44.756464 N, 93.355213 W ZIP Codes (1990): 55378 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Savage, MN Savage