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adjective     savage pronunciation in British English
/ˈsævɪdʒ/

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  1. 1
    cruel and unpleasant or violent

    A savage look flitted across his face.

    She took a savage pleasure in pointing out their mistakes.

  2. 3
    criticizing someone or something very much

    She wrote a savage review of the book.

    a savage attack on the government’s policies

  3. 4
    old-fashioned an insulting way of describing someone or something from a culture that is not considered to be advanced. This is now considered offensive.

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