verb (used with object), sav·aged, sav·ag·ing.
Origin of savage
Synonyms for savage
Antonyms for savage
Related Words for savagesgiant, devil, freak, behemoth, horror, demon, beast, villain, whale, dragon, bomber, lout, critter, ogre, barbarian, savage, mutant, titan, colossus, brute
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Contemporary Examples of savages
He was wonderful, with Laura Linney, as a burdened brother and sister looking after an ailing parent in The Savages (2007).Philip Seymour Hoffman: An Actor First
February 2, 2014
His father cheered, his mother wept, and the world saw that contrary to popular belief, Palestinians are not savages.Mohammed Assaf: From Underdog to Idol
June 25, 2013
NB: I'm totally guilty of much of what Nolan savages in his short essay.Let's Chill Out on the First Person, Journalists
January 2, 2013
In his new film, Savages, pot growers who enrage a drug cartel, are the protagonists.Oliver Stone: Seven Drug Movies
July 17, 2012
In their oath of vengeance, the Taliban called us “sick-minded American savages.”U.S. Soldier Afghan Rampage Tears at Our National Soul, Says Former Marine
March 16, 2012
Historical Examples of savages
From savages one cannot expect too much, not even from oneself.The Conquest of Fear
The very drunk have the intuition sometimes of savages or brute beasts.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The savages instantly appeared, and applied their tomahawks to the door.The Adventures of Colonel Daniel Boone
"These savages have their own way of making war," I answered, calmly.
The children's children of these savages were still in the Valley.
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.