savage Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "savage" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

savageadjective

 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

savagenoun [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.

savageverb [T]

 us   /ˈsæv·ɪdʒ/

savage verb [T] (CRITICIZE)

to criticize someone cruelly: The performance was savaged by the media.
(Definition of savage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of savage?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “savage” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
field event

a sports event in which athletes take part one after the other rather than racing or competing together

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More