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savage (adj.)

13世纪中叶,"凶猛、凶残";14世纪,"野性、未驯化、未驯化"(动物和地方),来自古法语 sauvagesalvage "野性、野蛮、未驯化、奇怪、异教徒",来自晚期拉丁语 salvaticus ,改用 silvaticus "野性",字面意思是"森林的",来自 silva "森林、树林"(见 sylvan )。在人的意义上,"鲁莽的,无法治理的"的意思是从15世纪开始的,更早的意思是"不屈不挠的,勇敢的"(14世纪)。

savage (n.)

"野人",15世纪 ,来自 savage ( adj.

savage (v.)

"用牙齿撕咬,maul",1880年,来自 savage (adj.)。更早的"充当野蛮人"(1560年代)。相关链接: Savaged ; savaging

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Definitions of savage from WordNet
1
savage (adj.)
(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering;
a savage slap
savage (adj.)
wild and menacing;
Synonyms: feral / ferine
savage (adj.)
without civilizing influences; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade;
a savage people
Synonyms: barbarian / barbaric / uncivilized / uncivilised / wild
savage (adj.)
marked by extreme and violent energy;
Synonyms: ferocious / fierce / furious
2
savage (v.)
attack brutally and fiercely;
savage (v.)
criticize harshly or violently;
The press savaged the new President
Synonyms: blast / pillory / crucify
3
savage (n.)
a member of an uncivilized people;
Synonyms: barbarian
savage (n.)
a cruelly rapacious person;
Synonyms: beast / wolf / brute / wildcat
From wordnet.princeton.edu