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savage

adjective  us   /ˈsæv·ɪdʒ/

savage adjective (FIERCE)

(of an animal) wild and fierce, or (of a remark or action) violently cruel: savage beasts He writes about people who are savage and cruel.
savagely
adverb  us   /ˈsæv·ɪdʒ·li/
savagely attacked

savage

noun [C]  us   /ˈsæv·ɪdʒ/ dated

savage noun [C] (PERSON)

someone who is thought to be in a wild state and to have no experience of a civilized society (= highly developed society) Note: This word is often considered offensive.

savage

verb [T]  us   /ˈsæv·ɪdʒ/

savage verb [T] (CRITICIZE)

to criticize someone cruelly: The performance was savaged by the media.
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