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English definition of “savage”

savage

adjective     /ˈsæv.ɪdʒ/
extremely violent , wild , or frightening : a savage dog / beast a brutal and savage attack Animal (non-human) behaviourViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly very serious or cruel : savage criticism Animal (non-human) behaviourViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly very large and severe : savage cuts in education spending Big and quite bigEnormous
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