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Definition of savage adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    savage

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈsævɪdʒ//
     
     
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  1. 1 aggressive and violent; causing great harm synonym brutal savage dogs She had been badly hurt in what police described as “a savage attack.” savage public spending cuts
  2. 2involving very strong criticism The article was a savage attack on the government's record.
  3. 3[only before noun] (old-fashioned) an offensive way of referring to groups of people or customs that are considered to be simple and not highly developed synonym primitive a savage tribe
  4.  
    adverb savagely attacked/criticized “No!” he snarled savagely.
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