Adjective savage has 4 senses
  1. barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious - (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious kicks"
    Antonym: humane (indirect, via inhumane)
  2. feral, ferine, savage - wild and menacing; "a ferocious dog"
    Antonyms: tame, tamed (indirect, via wild)
  3. barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild - without civilizing influences; "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"
    Antonyms: civilized, civilised (indirect, via noncivilized)
  4. ferocious, fierce, furious, savage - marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle"
    Antonym: nonviolent (indirect, via violent)
,Noun savage has 2 senses
  1. savage, barbarian - a member of an uncivilized people
    --1 is a kind of primitive, primitive person
    --1 has particulars:
     cannibal, man-eater, anthropophagus, anthropophagite; headhunter, head-shrinker; hunter-gatherer; Vandal; Odoacer, Odovacar, Odovakar
  2. beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat - a cruelly rapacious person
    --2 is a kind of attacker, aggressor, assailant, assaulter
    Derived form: verb savage1
,Verb savage has 2 senses
  1. savage - attack brutally and fiercely
    --1 is one way to
    assail, assault, set on, attack
    Derived forms: noun savage2, noun savagery2
    Sample sentences:
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    Something ----s somebody
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  2. savage, pillory, crucify - criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
    --2 is one way to knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
    Sample sentences:
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