verb (used with object), sav·aged, sav·ag·ing.
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Origin of 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 was wonderful, with Laura Linney, as a burdened brother and sister looking after an ailing parent in The Savages (2007).
The Israeli MKs responded by calling their Arab counterparts savages and Arafat lovers.
His father cheered, his mother wept, and the world saw that contrary to popular belief, Palestinians are not savages.
Adelson has somehow missed this and instead remains convinced that there can be no peace with such savages.
A good many children seem to be like savages in distinguishing those to whom one is bound to speak the truth.
The same two impulses are said to lie at the root of the elaborate art of personal adornment developed by savages.
At the confluence of these two rivers there was the finest assemblage of Savages that I have yet seen.
The Savages have often been present, always profoundly silent and reverent.
Thereupon a dispute arose, and the Savages, seizing their bows and arrows, wanted to take away the 151 corpse.