Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun savage

2 senses of savage

Sense 1
savage, barbarian -- (a member of an uncivilized people)
       => primitive, primitive person -- (a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization)

Sense 2
beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat -- (a cruelly rapacious person)
       => attacker, aggressor, assailant, assaulter -- (someone who attacks)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb savage

2 senses of savage

Sense 1
savage -- (attack brutally and fiercely)
       => assail, assault, set on, attack -- (attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly")

Sense 2
savage, blast, pillory, crucify -- (criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage")
       => knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart -- (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free")

Antonyms of adj savage

4 senses of savage

Sense 1
barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious -- ((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")

INDIRECT (VIA inhumane) -> humane -- (marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering)

Sense 2
feral, ferine, savage -- (wild and menacing; "a pack of feral dogs")

INDIRECT (VIA wild) -> tame, tamed -- (brought from wildness into a domesticated state; "tame animals"; "fields of tame blueberries")

Sense 3
barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA noncivilized) -> civilized, civilised -- (having a high state of culture and development both social and technological; "terrorist acts that shocked the civilized world")

Sense 4
ferocious, fierce, furious, savage -- (marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle")

INDIRECT (VIA violent) -> nonviolent -- (abstaining (on principle) from the use of violence)

Similarity of adj savage

4 senses of savage

Sense 1
barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious -- ((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")
       => inhumane (vs. humane) -- (lacking and reflecting lack of pity or compassion; "humans are innately inhumane; this explains much of the misery and suffering in the world"; "biological weapons are considered too inhumane to be used")

Sense 2
feral, ferine, savage -- (wild and menacing; "a pack of feral dogs")
       => wild (vs. tame), untamed -- (in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants")

Sense 3
barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild -- (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")
       => noncivilized (vs. civilized), noncivilised -- (not having a high state of culture and social development)

Sense 4
ferocious, fierce, furious, savage -- (marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating"; "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle")
       => violent (vs. nonviolent) -- (acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity; "a violent attack"; "a violent person"; "violent feelings"; "a violent rage"; "felt a violent dislike")

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