savage Definition

  • 1fierce, violent, and uncontrolled
  • 2a member of a people regarded as primitive and uncivilized

Using savage: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "savage" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The savage storm destroyed the entire village.

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    The tribe lived in savage conditions in the jungle.

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    He was attacked by a savage dog.

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    The movie depicts a savage battle between two armies.

savage Synonyms and Antonyms

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Idioms Using savage

  • a powerful and devastating hit or strike


    The boxer delivered a savage blow to his opponent's jaw, knocking him out cold.

  • a sharp and biting sense of humor


    Her savage wit was both feared and admired by her colleagues in the office.

  • an intense and insatiable appetite


    After hiking for hours, we had a savage hunger and devoured the sandwiches in no time.

Phrases with savage

  • a natural beauty that is wild and untamed


    The rugged mountains and the roaring waterfalls of the national park are a testament to its savage beauty.

  • a sudden and brutal assault


    The victim suffered serious injuries in the savage attack by a group of robbers.

  • harsh and severe criticism


    The book received savage criticism from the literary community for its controversial themes.

Origins of savage

from Old French 'sauvage', meaning 'wild, untamed'


Summary: savage in Brief

The term 'savage' [หˆsรฆvษชdส’] refers to something fierce, violent, and uncontrolled. It can describe a storm, a battle, or an animal, such as 'He was attacked by a savage dog.' It can also refer to a person or a group of people regarded as primitive and uncivilized, exemplified by 'The tribe lived in savage conditions in the jungle.' 'Savage' extends into phrases like 'savage beauty,' and idioms like 'a savage blow,' denoting a powerful hit, and 'savage wit,' implying a sharp sense of humor.

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