verb (used with object), sav·aged, sav·ag·ing.
Origin of savage
Synonyms for savage
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Contemporary Examples of savagely
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
December 13, 2014
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
October 18, 2014
The wife of a federal judge in Alabama says he savagely beat her in a hotel room.The Ray Rice of Judges May Keep His Job
September 11, 2014
He hit her repeatedly on her back with the lead cable and kicked her savagely.A Serial Killer on the Loose in Nazi Berlin
Scott Andrew Selby
January 11, 2014
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.Mad Men's 12 Most Memorable Moments
October 18, 2010
Historical Examples of savagely
He leaped to his feet and seized her savagely by the shoulders.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
"I am not looking after pretty women this voyage," said Morris, savagely.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
The unknown, lurking in the midst of the sticks and moss, was savagely clutching him by the nose.White Fang
"Some folks 'll say anything but their prayers," snapped Eri savagely.Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Ere any could stop me I had seized him by throat and belt and shaken him savagely.The Strolling Saint
Word Origin for savage
mid-13c., "fierce, ferocious;" c.1300, "wild, undomesticated, untamed" (of animals and places), from Old French sauvage, salvage "wild, savage, untamed, strange, pagan," from Late Latin salvaticus, alteration of silvaticus "wild," literally "of the woods," from silva "forest, grove" (see sylvan). Of persons, the meaning "reckless, ungovernable" is attested from c.1400, earlier in sense "indomitable, valiant" (c.1300).
"wild person," c.1400, from savage (adj.).
"to tear with the teeth, maul," 1880, from savage (adj.). Earlier "to act the savage" (1560s). Related: Savaged; savaging.