(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

- a savage slap

Similar word(s): inhumane, barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, vicious

2. wild and menacing

Similar word(s): untamed, wild, feral, ferine

3. without civilizing influences

- a savage people

Similar word(s): noncivilised, noncivilized, barbarian, barbaric, uncivilised, uncivilized, wild

4. marked by extreme and violent energy

Similar word(s): violent, ferocious, fierce, furious

Sentences with savage as an adjective:

- a savage wilderness

- savage manners

- savage beasts

- a savage spirit

- He gave the dog a savage kick.

- The woman was killed in a savage manner.

- - I'll see you in detention.r /> - Ah, savage!


1. a member of an uncivilized people

Similar word(s): barbarian

Definition categories: person, primitive

2. a cruelly rapacious person

Similar word(s): beast, brute, wildcat, wolf

Definition categories: person, aggressor, assailant, assaulter, attacker


1. attack brutally and fiercely

Definition categories: competition, assail, assault, attack

2. criticize harshly or violently

- The press savaged the new President

Similar word(s): blast, crucify, pillory

Definition categories: communication, criticise, criticize, knock

Sentences with savage as a verb:

- His latest film was savaged by most reviewers.