HyperDic: savage

English > 8 senses of the word savage:
ADJECTIVEallsavage, barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, vicious(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
allsavage, feral, ferinewild and menacing
allsavage, barbarian, barbaric, uncivilized, uncivilised, wildwithout civilizing influences
allsavage, ferocious, fierce, furiousmarked by extreme / extreme and violent energy
NOUNperson savage, barbariana member of an uncivilized people
person savage, beast, wolf, brute, wildcata cruelly rapacious person
VERBcompetitionsavageattack brutally and fiercely
communicationsavage, blast, pillory, crucifycriticize harshly or violently
savage > pronunciation
Soundssae'vahjh; sae'vihjh
Rhymesacreage ... wreckage: 85 rhymes with ahjh...
abridge ... yardage: 133 rhymes with ihjh...
English > savage: 8 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering.
Example "a savage slap"
Synonymsbarbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, vicious
Broaderinhumanelacking and reflecting lack of pity / pity or compassion / compassion
Spanishatroz, bárbaro, brutal, cruel, feroz, salvaje
Catalanatroç, bàrbar, brutal, cruel, feroç, ferotge, salvatge
Nounssavagea cruelly rapacious person
savagenessthe property of being untamed and ferocious
Adverbssavagelyin a vicious / vicious / vicious manner
English > savage: 8 senses > adjective 2
Meaningwild and menacing.
Synonymsferal, ferine
Broaderwild, untamedIn a natural state
Spanishasilvestrado, bravo, ferino, feroz, fiero, salvaje
Catalanbrau, feroç, ferotge, salvatge
Nounssavagenessthe property of being untamed and ferocious
Adverbssavagelywildly
English > savage: 8 senses > adjective 3
MeaningWithout civilizing influences.
Example "a savage people"
Synonymsbarbarian, barbaric, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild
Broadernoncivilized, noncivilisednot having a high state of culture and social development
Spanishbárbara, bárbaro, incivilizado, salvaje
Catalanbàrbar, incivilitzat, salvatge
Nounssavagea member of an uncivilized people
savagenessthe property of being untamed and ferocious
English > savage: 8 senses > adjective 4
Meaningmarked by extreme / extreme and violent energy.
Synonymsferocious, fierce, furious
BroaderviolentActing with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity
Spanishbravo, brutal, feroz, fiero, furioso, incontrolado, salvaje, violento
Catalanbrutal, feroç, ferotge, salvatge
Nounssavagenessthe property of being untamed and ferocious
English > savage: 8 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA member of an uncivilized people.
Synonymbarbarian
InstancesOdoacer, Odovacar, OdovakarGermanic barbarian leader who ended the Western Roman Empire in 476 and became the first barbarian ruler of Italy (434-493)
NarrowerVandalA member of the Germanic people who overran Gaul and Spain and North Africa and sacked Rome in 455
cannibal, man-eater, anthropophagus, anthropophagiteA person who eats human flesh
headhunter, head-shrinkerA savage who cuts off and preserves the heads of enemies as trophies
hunter-gathererA member of a hunting and gathering society
Broaderprimitive, primitive personA person who belongs to an early stage / stage of civilization
Spanishbárbaro, salvaje
Catalanbàrbar, salvatge
Adjectivessavagewithout civilizing influences
English > savage: 8 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA cruelly rapacious person.
Synonymsbeast, wolf, brute, wildcat
Broaderattacker, aggressor, assailant, assaultersomeone who attacks
Spanishanimal, bárbaro, bestia, bruto, fiera, salvaje
Catalananimal, bèstia, fera, salvatge
Adjectivessavage(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
Verbssavageattack brutally and fiercely
English > savage: 8 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningattack brutally and fiercely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Broaderassail, assault, set on, attackattack someone physically or emotionally
Nounssavagea cruelly rapacious person
savagerya brutal barbarous savage act
English > savage: 8 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningcriticize harshly or violently.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The press savaged the new President"
Synonymsblast, pillory, crucify
Broaderknock, criticize, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
Spanisharremeter contra, crucificar, masacrar, tratar salvajemente

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