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The noun savage may refer to a noble savage, a person uncorrupted by the influences of civilisation or a pejorative term for a tribal person. As an adjective it means wild and not cultivated; barbaric and uncivilized; fierce and ferocious; brutal, vicious or merciless as in that woman across the street died from a savage murder.

Etymology

From Old French sauvage, salvage (“wild, savage, untamed”), from Late Latin salvaticus, alteration of Latin silvaticus (“wild"; literally, "of the woods”), from silva (“forest", "grove”).

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