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adjective savage pronunciation in American English /ˈsævɪdʒ/

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  1. 1
    cruel and unpleasant or violent
    a savage attack/beating/murder
    A savage look flitted across his face.
    She took a savage pleasure in pointing out their mistakes.
  2. 2
    extremely severe
    savage cuts in public services
    Losing his job had been a savage blow.
  3. 4
    criticizing someone or something very much
    She wrote a savage review of the book.
    a savage attack on the government’s policies

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