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adjective savage pronunciation in British 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.

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  2. 2
    extremely severe

    savage cuts in public services

    Losing his job had been a savage blow.

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  3. 3
    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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savagely

adverb

She was savagely attacked in her own home.

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