A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
SAVAGE
[adjective]
1. fierce, ferocious, or cruel; untamed.
2. uncivilised; barbarous.
3. enraged or furiously angry, as a person.
4. unpolished; rude.
5. wild or rugged, as country or scenery.
[noun]
6. an uncivilised human being or creature.
7. a fierce, brutal, or cruel being.
8. a rude, boorish person.
9. a member of a preliterate society.
[verb]
10. to assault and maul by biting, rending, goring, etc.; tear at or mutilate.
11. to attack or criticize thoroughly or remorselessly; excoriate.
Etymology: Middle English savage, sauvage < Middle French sauvage, salvage < Mediaeval Latin salvāticus, for Latin silvāticus.

SAVAGE

[adjective]

1. fierce, ferocious, or cruel; untamed.

2. uncivilised; barbarous.

3. enraged or furiously angry, as a person.

4. unpolished; rude.

5. wild or rugged, as country or scenery.

[noun]

6. an uncivilised human being or creature.

7. a fierce, brutal, or cruel being.

8. a rude, boorish person.

9. a member of a preliterate society.

[verb]

10. to assault and maul by biting, rending, goring, etc.; tear at or mutilate.

11. to attack or criticize thoroughly or remorselessly; excoriate.

Etymology: Middle English savage, sauvage < Middle French sauvage, salvage < Mediaeval Latin salvāticus, for Latin silvāticus.

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