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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 very few people who are going to look into the mirror and say, 'That person I see is a savage monster;' instead, they make up some construction that justifies what they do.
Noam Chomsky

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

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve

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

They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them.
Douglas MacArthur
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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