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—adj., n., v., -aged, -ag•ing.
1. fierce, ferocious, or cruel; untamed: savage beasts.
2. uncivilized; barbarous: savage tribes.
3. enraged or furiously angry, as a person.
4. unpolished; rude: savage manners.
5. wild or rugged, as country or scenery: savage wilderness.
6. Archaic.uncultivated; growing wild.
1. an uncivilized human being.
2. a fierce, brutal, or cruel person.
3. a rude, boorish person.
4. a member of a preliterate society.
1. to assault and maul by biting, rending, goring, etc.; tear at or mutilate: numerous sheep savaged by dogs.
2. to attack or criticize thoroughly or remorselessly; excoriate: a play savaged by the critics.
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1. Michael Joseph, 1872–1940, New Zealand statesman and labor leader: prime minister 1935–40.
2. Richard, 1697?–1743, English poet.
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