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sav·age / ˈsavij/ • adj. (of an animal or force of nature) fierce, violent, and uncontrolled: tales of a savage beast. ∎  cruel and vicious; aggressively hostile: they launched a savage attack on the budget. ∎  (chiefly in historical or literary contexts) primitive; uncivilized. ∎  (of something bad or negative) very great; severe: this would deal a savage blow to the government's fight. • n. chiefly hist. or poetic/lit. a member of a people regarded as primitive and uncivilized. ∎  a brutal or vicious person. • v. [tr.] (esp. of a dog or wild animal) attack ferociously and maul: ewes savaged by marauding dogs. ∎  subject to a vicious verbal attack; criticize brutally: Fowler savaged her in his last review. DERIVATIVES: sav·age·ly adv. sav·age·ness n. sav·age·ry / -rē/ n.

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savage that is in a state of nature XIII; of wild or unrestrained behavior XV; uncivilized XVI; furiously angry XIX; sb. XVI. ME. sa(u)vage — (O)F. sauvage (AN. also savage):- Rom. *salvāticus, for L. silvāticus woodland-, wild, f. silva wood, forest; see -AGE.
Hence savagery XVI.

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