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Entry Word: savage
Function: adjective
Text: 1 not civilized <Tarzan is usually portrayed as a noble but savage warrior of the jungle>
Synonyms barbarous, heathen, heathenish, Neanderthal, rude, uncivil, uncivilized, uncultivated, wild
Related Words coarse, crude, primitive, rough; uncouth, uncultured
Near Antonyms cultured, enlightened, humane, sophisticated; genteel, polite, refined, urbane, well-bred
Antonyms civilized
2 having or showing the desire to inflict severe pain and suffering on others <a savage attack on a helpless person> -- see CRUEL 1
3 living outdoors without taming or domestication by humans <savage beasts that seemed threatening to the tourists> -- see WILD 1
4 violently unfriendly or aggressive in disposition <early explorers avoided those areas that were rumored to be inhabited by savage natives> -- see FIERCE 1