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savage

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2 an uncivilized person
  • compared their visitors to savages
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savage

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1 not civilized
  • Tarzan is usually portrayed as a noble but savage warrior of the jungle.
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2 having or showing the desire to inflict severe pain and suffering on others
  • a savage attack on a helpless person
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red in tooth and claw

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3 living outdoors without taming or domestication by humans
  • savage beasts that seemed threatening to the tourists
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fierce, ferocious, barbarous, savage, cruel mean showing fury or malignity in looks or actions. fierce applies to humans and animals that inspire terror because of their wild and menacing aspect or fury in attack.
    • fierce warriors
ferocious implies extreme fierceness and unrestrained violence and brutality.
    • a ferocious dog
barbarous implies a ferocity or mercilessness regarded as unworthy of civilized people.
    • barbarous treatment of prisoners
savage implies the absence of inhibitions restraining civilized people filled with rage, lust, or other violent passion.
    • a savage criminal
cruel implies indifference to suffering and even positive pleasure in inflicting it.
    • the cruel jokes of schoolboys

savage

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to criticize harshly and usually publicly
  • Book reviewers mercilessly savaged his latest novel.
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beat up on, light into, sail into, tie into

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