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Savage vs. Savory

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  • Savage (adjective)

    Wild; not cultivated.

    "a savage wilderness"

  • Savage (adjective)

    Barbaric; not civilized.

    "savage manners"

  • Savage (adjective)

    Fierce and ferocious.

    "savage beasts"

    "a savage spirit"

  • Savage (adjective)

    Brutal, vicious{{,}} or merciless.

    "He gave the dog a savage kick."

    "The woman was killed in a savage manner."

  • Savage (adjective)

    Unpleasant or unfair.

    "- I'll see you in detention.
    - Ah, savage!"

  • Savage (adjective)

    Great, brilliant, amazing.

    "Although it didn't look very good, it tasted absolutely savage."

    "wicked|Thesaurus:excellent"

  • Savage (adjective)

    Nude; naked.

  • Savage (noun)

    An uncivilized or feral human; a barbarian.

  • Savage (noun)

    A defiant person.

  • Savage (verb)

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

  • Savage (verb)

    To criticise vehemently.

    "His latest film was savaged by most reviewers."

  • Savage (verb)

    To attack with the teeth.

  • Savage (verb)

    To make savage.

  • Savory (adjective)

    Tasty, attractive to the palate.

    "The fine restaurant presented an array of savory dishes; each was delicious."

  • Savory (adjective)

    Salty and/or spicy, but not sweet.

    "The mushrooms, meat, bread, rice, peanuts and potatoes were all good savory foods."

    "The savory duck contrasted well with the sweet sauce."

  • Savory (adjective)

    Morally or ethically acceptable.

    "Readers are to be warned that quotations in this chapter contain some not so savory language."

  • Savory (noun)

    A savory snack.

  • Savory (noun)

    Any of several Mediterranean herbs, of the genus Satureja, grown as culinary flavourings.

  • Savory (noun)

    The leaves of these plants used as a flavouring.

Wiktionary
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  • Savage (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the forest; remote from human abodes and cultivation; in a state of nature; wild; as, a savage wilderness.

  • Savage (adjective)

    Wild; untamed; uncultivated; as, savage beasts.

  • Savage (adjective)

    Uncivilized; untaught; unpolished; rude; as, savage life; savage manners.

  • Savage (adjective)

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

  • Savage (noun)

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

  • Savage (noun)

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

  • Savage

    To make savage.

  • Savory (adjective)

    Pleasing to the organs of taste or smell.

  • Savory (noun)

    An aromatic labiate plant (Satureia hortensis), much used in cooking; - also called summer savory.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Savage (noun)

    a member of an uncivilized people

  • Savage (noun)

    a cruelly rapacious person

  • Savage (verb)

    attack brutally and fiercely

  • Savage (verb)

    criticize harshly or violently;

    "The press savaged the new President"

    "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"

  • Savage (adjective)

    (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"

  • Savage (adjective)

    wild and menacing;

    "a ferocious dog"

  • Savage (adjective)

    without civilizing influences;

    "barbarian invaders"

    "barbaric practices"

    "a savage people"

    "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"

    "wild tribes"

  • Savage (adjective)

    marked by extreme and violent energy;

    "a ferocious beating"

    "fierce fighting"

    "a furious battle"

  • Savory (noun)

    any of several aromatic herbs or subshrubs of the genus Satureja having spikes of flowers attractive to bees

  • Savory (noun)

    dwarf aromatic shrub of Mediterranean regions

  • Savory (noun)

    either of two aromatic herbs of the mint family

  • Savory (noun)

    an aromatic or spicy dish served at the end of dinner or as an hors d'oeuvre

  • Savory (adjective)

    morally respectable or inoffensive;

    "a past that was scarcely savory"

  • Savory (adjective)

    having an agreeably pungent taste

  • Savory (adjective)

    pleasing to the sense of taste

Princeton's WordNet
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