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Pronunciation : Sav"age (; 48)
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [F. sauvage, OF. salvage, fr. L. silvaticus belonging to a wood, wild, fr. silva a wood. See Silvan, and cf. Sylvatic.]
Definition : 1. Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness.

2. Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts. Cornels, and savage berries of the wood. Dryden.

3. Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners. What nation, since the commencement of the Christian era, ever rose from savage to civilized without Christianity E. D. Griffin.

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

Syn. -- Ferocious; wild; uncultivated; untamed; untaught; uncivilized; unpolished; rude; brutish; brutal; heathenish; barbarous; cruel; inhuman; fierce; pitiless; merciless; unmerciful; atrocious. See Ferocious.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sav"age
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught; uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners.

2. A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sav"age (; 48)
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To make savage. [R.] Its bloodhounds, savaged by a cross of wolf. South

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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