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savage

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When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued; being happy engrosses the whole attention.
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Pronunciation

Adjective

savage (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
savage

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. wild; not cultivated
  2. barbaric; not civilized
    • 1719- Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
      ...I observed a place where there had been a fire made, and a circle dug in the earth, like a cockpit, where I supposed the savage wretches had sat down to their human feastings upon the bodies of their fellow-creatures.
  3. fierce and ferocious
  4. brutal, vicious, or merciless
    That woman across the street died from a savage murder.

Translations

Noun

Singular
savage

Plural
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savage ({{{1}}})
  1. A savage person.
  2. (figuratively) A defiant person.

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Verb

Infinitive
to savage

Third person singular
savages

Simple past
savaged

Past participle
-

Present participle
savaging

to savage (third-person singular simple present savages, present participle savaging, simple past and past participle savaged) (transitive)
  1. To attack or assault someone or something ferociously or without restraint.
  2. (figuratively) To criticise vehemently.
    His latest film was savaged by most reviewers.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To attack with the teeth

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