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Sassy vs. Savage

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Sassyadjective

Bold and spirited, cheeky, impudent, saucy.

Savageadjective

Wild; not cultivated.

‘a savage wilderness’;

Sassyadjective

Somewhat sexy and provocative.

Savageadjective

Barbaric; not civilized.

‘savage manners’;

Sassyadjective

Lively, vigorous.

Savageadjective

Fierce and ferocious.

‘savage beasts’; ‘a savage spirit’;

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Sassyadjective

improperly forward or bold;

‘don't be fresh with me’; ‘impertinent of a child to lecture a grownup’; ‘an impudent boy given to insulting strangers’;

Savageadjective

Brutal, vicious, or merciless.

‘He gave the dog a savage kick.’; ‘The woman was killed in a savage manner.’;

Savageadjective

Unpleasant or unfair.

‘- I'll see you in detention.
- Ah, savage!’;

Savageadjective

Great, brilliant, amazing.

‘Although it didn't look very good, it tasted absolutely savage.’;

Savageadjective

(heraldry) Nude; naked.

Savagenoun

(pejorative) An uncivilized or feral human; a barbarian.

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Savagenoun

(figuratively) A defiant person.

Savageverb

To attack or assault someone or something ferociously or without restraint.

Savageverb

(figuratively) To criticise vehemently.

‘His latest film was savaged by most reviewers.’;

Savageverb

(of an animal) To attack with the teeth.

Savageverb

To make savage.

Savageadjective

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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Savageadjective

Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts.

‘Cornels, and savage berries of the wood.’;

Savageadjective

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?’;

Savageadjective

Characterized by cruelty; barbarous; fierce; ferocious; inhuman; brutal; as, a savage spirit.

Savagenoun

A human being in his native state of rudeness; one who is untaught, uncivilized, or without cultivation of mind or manners.

Savagenoun

A man of extreme, unfeeling, brutal cruelty; a barbarian.

Savageverb

To make savage.

‘Its bloodhounds, savaged by a cross of wolf.’;

Savagenoun

a member of an uncivilized people

Savagenoun

a cruelly rapacious person

Savageverb

attack brutally and fiercely

Savageverb

criticize harshly or violently;

‘The press savaged the new President’; ‘The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage’;

Savageadjective

(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’;

Savageadjective

wild and menacing;

‘a ferocious dog’;

Savageadjective

without civilizing influences;

‘barbarian invaders’; ‘barbaric practices’; ‘a savage people’; ‘fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient’; ‘wild tribes’;

Savageadjective

marked by extreme and violent energy;

‘a ferocious beating’; ‘fierce fighting’; ‘a furious battle’;

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