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1. savage

adjective. ['ˈsævədʒ, ˈsævɪdʒ'] (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering.

Synonyms

  • brutal
  • inhumane
  • roughshod
  • fell
  • cruel
  • vicious

Antonyms

  • official
  • nonexploratory
  • sound
  • mild

Etymology

  • sauvage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Savage

  • savidge
  • ravage
  • davidge

How do you pronounce savage?

Pronounce savage as ˈsævɪʤ.

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Sentences with savage


1. Noun, singular or mass
They may have seizures or become savage.

2. Adjective
Females are savage toward their mates and tolerate very little from them.

Quotes about savage


1. It was not the passion that was new to her, it was the yearning adoration. She knew she had always feared it, for it left her helpless; she feared it still, lest if she adored him too much, then she would lose herself, become effaced, and she did not want to be effaced, a slave, like a savage woman. She must not become a slave. She feared her adoration, yet she would not at once fight against it.
- D.H. Lawrence

2. ...writers are a savage breed, Mr. Strike. If you want life-long friendship and selfless camaraderie, join the army and learn to kill. If you want a lifetime of temporary alliances with peers who will glory in your every failure, write novels.
- Robert Galbraith, The Silkworm

3. We have not the reverent feeling for the rainbow that the savage has, because we know how it is made. We have lost as much as we gained by prying into that matter.
- Mark Twain

2. savage

noun. ['ˈsævədʒ, ˈsævɪdʒ'] a member of an uncivilized people.

Synonyms

  • barbarian
  • man-eater
  • Vandal
  • hunter-gatherer
  • anthropophagite
  • primitive person
  • primitive
  • cannibal
  • head-shrinker
  • anthropophagus

Antonyms

  • supported
  • calm
  • unenthusiastic
  • safe

Etymology

  • sauvage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. savage

adjective. ['ˈsævədʒ, ˈsævɪdʒ'] without civilizing influences.

Synonyms

  • barbarian
  • uncivilized
  • uncivilised
  • noncivilized
  • wild
  • barbaric

Antonyms

  • late
  • trained
  • female
  • male

Etymology

  • sauvage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. savage

adjective. ['ˈsævədʒ, ˈsævɪdʒ'] wild and menacing.

Synonyms

  • feral
  • wild
  • untamed

Antonyms

  • indirect
  • inhumaneness
  • painless
  • unshod

Etymology

  • sauvage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. savage

verb. ['ˈsævədʒ, ˈsævɪdʒ'] attack brutally and fiercely.

Synonyms

  • assail
  • assault
  • attack

Antonyms

  • tasteful
  • flatter
  • undershoot
  • miss

Etymology

  • sauvage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. savage

verb. ['ˈsævədʒ, ˈsævɪdʒ'] criticize harshly or violently.

Synonyms

  • pick apart
  • criticise
  • blast
  • knock
  • crucify
  • pillory

Antonyms

  • hospitable
  • realistic
  • sane
  • passionless

Etymology

  • sauvage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. savage

adjective. ['ˈsævədʒ, ˈsævɪdʒ'] marked by extreme and violent energy.

Synonyms

  • furious
  • fierce
  • violent

Antonyms

  • submissive
  • ascend
  • rise
  • right

Etymology

  • sauvage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. savage

noun. ['ˈsævədʒ, ˈsævɪdʒ'] a cruelly rapacious person.

Synonyms

  • attacker
  • wolf
  • assailant
  • assaulter
  • aggressor
  • wildcat
  • beast

Antonyms

  • virtuous
  • educated
  • quiet
  • tractable

Etymology

  • sauvage (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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