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Overview of noun savage

The noun savage has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) savage, barbarian

(a member of an uncivilized people)

2. beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat

(a cruelly rapacious person)


Overview of verb savage

The verb savage has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. savage

(attack brutally and fiercely)

2. savage, blast, pillory, crucify

(criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage")


Overview of adj savage

The adj savage has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (6) barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious

((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")

2. (1) feral, ferine, savage

(wild and menacing; "a pack of feral dogs")

3. (1) barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild

(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")

4. ferocious, fierce, furious, savage

(marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle")

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