savage
1. [ adjective ] (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
Synonyms: vicious cruel brutal roughshod fell barbarous
Examples:

"a barbarous crime" "brutal beatings" "cruel tortures" "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks" "a savage slap" "vicious kicks"

Related terms: inhumane
2. [ noun ] (anthropology,sociology) a member of an uncivilized people
Synonyms: barbarian
Related terms: primitive Vandal headhunter hunter-gatherer odoacer cannibal
3. [ adjective ] (anthropology) without civilizing influences
Synonyms: barbaric wild uncivilized barbarian
Examples:

"barbarian invaders" "barbaric practices" "a savage people" "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade "wild tribes"

Related terms: noncivilized
4. [ adjective ] without civilizing influences
Synonyms: barbaric uncivilized uncivilised wild barbarian
Examples:

"barbarian invaders" "barbaric practices" "a savage people" "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade "wild tribes"

Related terms: noncivilized
5. [ adjective ] wild and menacing
Synonyms: feral
Examples:

"a ferocious dog"

Related terms: wild
6. [ adjective ] wild and menacing
Synonyms: ferine feral
Examples:

"a ferocious dog"

Related terms: wild
7. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 582
8. [ verb ] (criminal law) attack brutally and fiercely
Related terms: assail beast
9. [ adjective ] marked by extreme and violent energy
Synonyms: fierce furious ferocious
Examples:

"a ferocious beating" "fierce fighting" "a furious battle"

Related terms: violent
10. [ verb ] criticize harshly or violently
Synonyms: pillory crucify
Examples:

"The press savaged the new President" "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"

Related terms: criticize
11. [ noun ] a cruelly rapacious person
Synonyms: brute beast wildcat wolf
Related terms: attacker
Similar spelling:   Sauvageau
  Sabbagh