Savage

Definition of Savage

Sav´age
a.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.
Cornels, and savage berries of the wood.
- Dryden.
3.Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners.
What nation, since the commencement of the Christian era, ever rose from savage to civilized without Christianity?
- E. D. Griffin.
4.Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit.
n.1.A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners.
2.A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.
v. t.1.To make savage.
Its bloodhounds, savaged by a cross of wolf.
- Southey.

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