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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

It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
Jean-Paul Sartre

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

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

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

A surging, seething, murmuring crowd of beings that are human only in name, for to the eye and ear they seem naught but savage creatures, animated by vile passions and by the lust of vengeance and of hate.
Emma Orczy
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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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