verb (used with object), sav·aged, sav·ag·ing.
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Origin of savage
SYNONYMS FOR savage
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historical usage of savage
The (now offensive) noun sense “a member of a preliterate people regarded as uncivilized” dates from the second half of the 16th century. The senses “cruel, brutal person” and “rude, uncouth person” both date from the early 17th century.
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He then dons a Spider-Man costume and savagely starts attacking criminals.Exclusive: Sony Hack Reveals Studio's Detailed Plans For Another ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot|William Boot|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The most recent victim is a 28-year-old transgender woman, savagely beaten in front of 1250 Bushwick Avenue on Oct. 12.Is Brooklyn Becoming Unsafe for Gays? It Depends On Which Ones|Jay Michaelson|October 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The wife of a federal judge in Alabama says he savagely beat her in a hotel room.
He hit her repeatedly on her back with the lead cable and kicked her savagely.
He savagely pummels Lane over the head with the crook of his cane, then stands on his hand until Lane agrees to fix his marriage.
I think, said Nero, savagely, that swans sing sweetest before they die.Darkness and Dawn|Frederic W. Farrar
"I wish I'd shot that fiend to-day," said Barraclough savagely.Hurricane Island|H. B. Marriott Watson
"I am trying to make her forget," said Anton savagely to Poons, in answer to his look of painful inquiry.The Music Master|Charles Klein
Impatient of the delay, the fiery man struck him so savagely with the spear-shaft that even his own comrades remonstrated.Blue Lights|R.M. Ballantyne
“Another word, and I will throw you to the hounds without further parley,” broke in Griscelli, savagely.Mr. Fortescue|William Westall