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Definition of Savage

Savage

  1. Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness.
  2. Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts.
  3. Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners.
  4. Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit.
  5. A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners.
  6. A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.
  7. To make savage.

Savage Quotations

There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile to continue talking about peace and non-violence against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people.
Nelson Mandela

The savage in man is never quite eradicated.
Henry David Thoreau

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
Ayn Rand

We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.
William James

The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
Victor Hugo
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Savage Translations

savage in Danish is vild
savage in Dutch is wild, woest
savage in French is sauvage
savage in German is grausam, wild, wild
savage in Italian is crudele
savage in Latin is ferus, inhumanus, efferus
savage in Portuguese is selvagem
savage in Spanish is fiero
savage in Swedish is barbarisk, ociviliserad, vild, vilde

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