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definition of the word savage

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From Old French sauvage, < salvage (lang-fro), from Late Latin salvaticus, alteration of Latin silvaticus (wild", lit. "of the woods), from silva (forest", "grove).

savage (comparative more savage, superlative most savage)

Positive
savage

Comparative
more savage

Superlative
most savage

  1. wild; not cultivated
  2. barbaric; not civilized
    • 1719- Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
      ...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.
  3. fierce and ferocious
  4. brutal, vicious, or merciless
    That woman across the street died from a savage murder.

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