World English Dictionary
savage (ˈsævɪdʒ)
1.  wild; untamed: savage beasts of the jungle
2.  ferocious in temper; vicious: a savage dog
3.  uncivilized; crude: savage behaviour
4.  (of peoples) nonliterate or primitive: a savage tribe
5.  (of terrain) rugged and uncultivated
6.  obsolete far from human habitation
7.  a member of a nonliterate society, esp one regarded as primitive
8.  a crude or uncivilized person
9.  a fierce or vicious person or animal
10.  to criticize violently
11.  to attack ferociously and wound: the dog savaged the child
[C13: from Old French sauvage, from Latin silvāticus belonging to a wood, from silva a wood]

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