salvage (“wild, savage, untamed”), from
salvaticus, alteration of
silvaticus (“wild"; literally, "of the woods”), from
silva (“forest", "grove”).
- a savage wilderness
- savage berries of the wood
- savage manners
- I observed a place where there had been a fire made, and a circle dug in the earth, like a cockpit, where I supposed the savage wretches had sat down to their human feastings upon the bodies of their fellow-creatures.
- E. D. Griffin
- What nation, since the commencement of the Christian era, ever rose from savage to civilized without Christianity?
- savage beasts
- a savage spirit
- Judy: I believe he, and this jaguar, they...they went savage, sir.
- Chief Bogo: Savage? This ain't the Stone Age, Hopps. Predators don't go savage.
- He gave the dog a savage kick.
- The woman was killed in a savage manner.
- - I'll see you in detention.
- Ah, savage!
Barbaric, not civilized
(el) m (ágrios),
(el) m (protógonos)
Brutal, vicious or merciless
feral human; a
Benjamin Disraeli, Tancred: or The New Crusade, page 251:
- 'Well, my lord, I don't know,' said Freeman with a sort of jolly sneer; 'we have been dining with the savages.'
'They are not savages, Freeman.'
'Well, my lord, they have not much more clothes, anyhow; and as for knives and forks, there is not such a thing known.'
uncivilized or feral person
savage (third-person singular simple present
savages, present participle
savaging, simple past and past participle
assault someone or something
ferociously or without
His latest film was savaged by most reviewers.
2013 August 10, Lexington, “Keeping the mighty honest”, in
The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
- British journalists shun complete respectability, feeling a duty to be ready to savage the mighty, or rummage through their bins. Elsewhere in Europe, government contracts and subsidies ensure that press barons will only defy the mighty so far.
- (of an animal) To
attack with the
transitive) To make savage.
- Its bloodhounds, savaged by a cross of wolf.
To attack or assault someone or something ferociously or without restraint
To attack with the teeth