Savage Sav"age (?; 48), a. [F. sauvage, OF. salvage, fr. L. silvaticus belonging to a wood, wild, fr. silva a wood. See {Silvan}, and cf. {Sylvatic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness. [1913 Webster]

2. Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts. [1913 Webster]

Cornels, and savage berries of the wood. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners. [1913 Webster]

What nation, since the commencement of the Christian era, ever rose from savage to civilized without Christianity? --E. D. Griffin. [1913 Webster]

4. Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Ferocious; wild; uncultivated; untamed; untaught; uncivilized; unpolished; rude; brutish; brutal; heathenish; barbarous; cruel; inhuman; fierce; pitiless; merciless; unmerciful; atrocious. See {Ferocious}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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