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 for savage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Savage \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.
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     2. A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Savage \Sav"age\ (?; 48), v. t.
     To make savage. [R.]
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           Its bloodhounds, savaged by a cross of wolf. --Southey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Savage \Sav"age\ (?; 48), a. [F. sauvage, OF. salvage, fr. L.
     silvaticus belonging to a wood, wild, fr. silva a wood. See
     Silvan, and cf. Sylvatic.]
     1. Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes
        and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage
        wilderness.
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     2. Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts.
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              Cornels, and savage berries of the wood. --Dryden.
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     3. Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life;
        savage manners.
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              What nation, since the commencement of the Christian
              era, ever rose from savage to civilized without
              Christianity?                         --E. D.
                                                    Griffin.
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     4. Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious;
        inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit.
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     Syn: Ferocious; wild; uncultivated; untamed; untaught;
          uncivilized; unpolished; rude; brutish; brutal;
          heathenish; barbarous; cruel; inhuman; fierce; pitiless;
          merciless; unmerciful; atrocious. See Ferocious.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  savage
      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, savage, vicious]
      2: wild and menacing; "a pack of feral dogs" [syn: feral,
         ferine, savage]
      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, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild]
      4: marked by extreme and violent energy; "a ferocious beating";
         "fierce fighting"; "a furious battle" [syn: ferocious,
         fierce, furious, savage]
      n 1: a member of an uncivilized people [syn: savage,
           barbarian]
      2: a cruelly rapacious person [syn: beast, wolf, savage,
         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: savage, blast,
         pillory, crucify]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  379 Moby Thesaurus words for "savage":
     Draconian, Goth, Gothic, Mafioso, Neanderthal, Tartarean,
     Young Turk, abrade, abuse, afflict, aggressive, aggrieve, agonize,
     animal, antagonistic, anthropophagite, anthropophagous, assault,
     atrocious, attack, baneful, barbarian, barbaric, barbarize,
     barbarous, bark, batter, battling, beast, beastly, befoul, beldam,
     bellicose, belligerent, berserk, berserker, bestial, bewitch,
     blemish, blight, bloodthirsty, bloody, bloody-minded, bomber,
     break, bruise, brutal, brutalize, brutalized, brute, brutish,
     buffet, burn, butcher, cannibal, cannibalistic, carry on, chafe,
     chauvinist, chauvinistic, check, chip, claw, coldhearted,
     combative, condemn, contentious, convulse, corrupt, crack, craze,
     crucify, cruel, cruel-hearted, curse, cut, damage, deadly,
     death-bringing, deathful, deathly, defile, demon, demoniac,
     demoniacal, demonic, deprave, despoil, destroy, destroyer,
     destructive, devil, devilish, diabolic, disadvantage, disserve,
     distress, do a mischief, do evil, do ill, do violence to, do wrong,
     do wrong by, do wrong to, doom, dragon, enemy, enraged, envenom,
     excruciate, fatal, fell, feral, ferine, ferocious, fiend, fiendish,
     fiendlike, fierce, fighting, fighting mad, fire-eater, firebrand,
     fracture, fray, frazzle, fret, full of fight, fuming, furious,
     fury, gall, gash, get into trouble, go on, goon, gorilla, grim,
     gunsel, hammer, harass, hardnose, harm, harrow, harsh, hawkish,
     heartless, hell-raiser, hellcat, hellhound, hellion, hellish, hex,
     holy terror, hood, hoodlum, hopping mad, hostile, hothead, hotspur,
     hurt, hyena, ill-bred, ill-treat, ill-use, impair, impale,
     implacable, impolite, in a rage, incendiary, incise, infect,
     infernal, infuriate, infuriated, inhuman, inhumane, inimical,
     injure, internecine, jingo, jingoish, jingoist, jingoistic, jinx,
     kill by inches, kill-crazy, killer, killing, knock about, lacerate,
     lancinate, lay waste, lethal, loot, macerate, mad dog, madcap,
     maim, make mincemeat of, malign, malignant, maltreat, man-eater,
     manhandle, martial, martyr, martyrize, maul, menace, merciless,
     militant, militaristic, military, mishandle, mistreat, molest,
     monster, mortal, mug, mugger, murderous, mutilate, nihilist,
     noncivilized, offensive, outlandish, outrage, pernicious,
     persecute, pierce, pillage, pitiless, play havoc with,
     play hob with, poison, pollute, prejudice, primeval, primitive,
     pugnacious, puncture, punish, quarrelsome, rabid, rack, rage,
     raging, ramp, rampage, rant, ranting, rapacious, rape, rapist,
     rave, ravenous, raving, raving mad, relentless, rend,
     revolutionary, riot, rip, roar, roaring mad, rough, rough up,
     rough-and-ready, rude, rugged, ruin, run, rupture, ruthless,
     saber-rattling, sack, sadistic, sanguinary, sanguineous, satanic,
     scald, scarify, scathe, scorch, scotch, scrape, scrappy, scratch,
     scuff, shark, sharkish, she-wolf, skin, slash, slaughter,
     slavering, slit, soldierlike, soldierly, sow chaos, spitfire,
     sprain, stab, stick, storm, storming, strain, subhuman, taint,
     tameless, tear, tear around, termagant, terror, terrorist,
     terrorize, threaten, tiger, tigress, torment, torture, tough,
     tough guy, traumatize, trigger-happy, troglodyte, troglodytic,
     truculent, ugly customer, unbroken, unchristian, uncivil,
     uncivilized, uncombed, uncontrolled, uncouth, uncultivated,
     uncultured, undomesticated, unfriendly, ungentle, unhuman, unkempt,
     unlicked, unmerciful, unpacific, unpeaceful, unpolished, unrefined,
     unrelenting, unsubdued, untamed, vandal, vandalize, vicious,
     violate, violent, virago, virulent, vixen, voracious, warlike,
     warmongering, warring, wild, wild beast, wild man, witch, wolf,
     wolfish, wound, wreak havoc on, wreck, wrecker, wrench, wring,
     wrong
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Savage-Guilford, MD -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Maryland
     Population (2000):    12918
     Housing Units (2000): 4943
     Land area (2000):     4.936666 sq. miles (12.785905 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.035417 sq. miles (0.091729 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.972083 sq. miles (12.877634 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            70487
     Located within:       Maryland (MD), FIPS 24
     Location:             39.143607 N, 76.824616 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     20763
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Savage-Guilford, MD
      Savage-Guilford
      Savage, MD
      Savage
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Savage, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota
     Population (2000):    21115
     Housing Units (2000): 6994
     Land area (2000):     15.912930 sq. miles (41.214297 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.605461 sq. miles (1.568137 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    16.518391 sq. miles (42.782434 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            58738
     Located within:       Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
     Location:             44.756464 N, 93.355213 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     55378
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Savage, MN
      Savage
  

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