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savage in Anthropology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsavagesav‧age1 /ˈsævɪdʒ/ ●○○ adjective  1 violentCRUELVIOLENT very violent or cruel syn vicious a savage dog a savage murdersee thesaurus at violent2 criticizingCRITICIZE criticizing someone or something very severely opp mild a savage attack on the government3 severeHARM/BE BAD FOR very severe The government has announced savage cuts in spending. a savage storm4 people [only before noun] old-fashioned not politeSAINSULT an offensive word used to describe people who have a simple traditional way of lifeprimitivea savage tribesavagely adverb He was savagely attacked and beaten.savageness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
savageFussell described the war as 'appallingly cruel and savage.'Daniels was found dead in his apartment, the victim of a savage beating.At night, packs of savage dogs roamed the streets.There was savage fighting in and around the eastern border towns.Police are hunting the savage killer of five men in South London.savage tax increasesThey caught the monkey, but it was so savage that no one could get near enough to feed it.a savage warrior