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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sav·age /ˈsævɪʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sav·age, n.
 1. A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners.
 2. A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sav·age v. t. To make savage. [R.]
    Its bloodhounds, savaged by a cross of wolf.   --Southey.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sav·age a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness.
 2. Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts.
    Cornels, and savage berries of the wood.   --Dryden.
 3. Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners.
    What nation, since the commencement of the Christian era, ever rose from savage to civilized without Christianity?   --E. D. Griffin.
 4. Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit.
 Syn: -- Ferocious; wild; uncultivated; untamed; untaught; uncivilized; unpolished; rude; brutish; brutal; heathenish; barbarous; cruel; inhuman; fierce; pitiless; merciless; unmerciful; atrocious. See Ferocious.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict
             pain or suffering; "a barbarous crime"; "brutal
             beatings"; "cruel tortures"; "Stalin's roughshod
             treatment of the kulaks"; "a savage slap"; "vicious
             kicks" [syn: barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod,
      2: wild and menacing; "a ferocious dog" [syn: feral, ferine]
      3: without civilizing influences; "barbarian invaders";
         "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is
         crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are
         efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes" [syn: barbarian,
          barbaric, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild]
      4: marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating";
         "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle" [syn: ferocious, fierce,
      n 1: a member of an uncivilized people [syn: barbarian]
      2: a cruelly rapacious person [syn: beast, wolf, brute, wildcat]
      v 1: attack brutally and fiercely
      2: criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new
         President"; "The critics crucified the author for
         plagiarizing a famous passage" [syn: pillory, crucify]